Nicky's Family

2013

Nicky's Family (2013)

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NICKY'S FAMILY is a gripping documentary that tells the mostly unknown story of Sir Nicholas Winton, a young Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Jewish Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. As a result of his heroic efforts, today there are over 6,000 descendants who live all over the World. (c) Menemsha

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Nicholas Winton is a figure who deserves a worthy documentary in his name; unfortunately, Matej Minac's Nicky's Family only gets about halfway there.

Dec 20, 2013 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

In addition to the force and the officialdom, dizzying and stark, there are particularly sharp stabs of feeling.

Nov 14, 2013 | Full Review…

The unfathomable tragedy of the Holocaust is beyond the scope of "Nicky's Family," and even as the credits roll, Winton's simple decency is as mysterious as ever.

Jul 18, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

An enthralling documentary by Matej Minac...

Jul 18, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

What's nettlesome about director Matej Minac's clunkily constructed documentary is what it says about our perverse but understandable need to spin some kind of happy ending onto the Holocaust.

Jul 18, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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Hokey reenactments of the war years do the film no favors, but it's worth sticking them out to witness a humanity that never could be faked.

Jul 18, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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