The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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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.
In addition to the force and the officialdom, dizzying and stark, there are particularly sharp stabs of feeling.
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.
An enthralling documentary by Matej Minac...
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.
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.
Nicky's story is now accessible and for that the film is a grand success.
He's been dubbed "Britain's Schindler." However, instead of the Spielberg treatment, Nicky's Family gives Winton something more like a Heritage Minute, complete with kitschy, misbegotten re-enactments.
The documentary gets heavy handed with the contemporary material, but the actual story is one that deserves to be told.
Equally heartbreaking, informative and heartwarming. Unless you're made of stone, you will not be dry eyed by the time the end credits roll. It's easily accessible for all ages.
A great true story and a great man come together in this real heart-warmer of a documentary.
This is a powerful chapter in our human history, but it's made melodramatic and dull through Matej Minac's indulgence of hokey reenactments and sound-augmented archival footage.
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