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Nicky's Family Reviews

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Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail
December 20, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
November 14, 2013
In addition to the force and the officialdom, dizzying and stark, there are particularly sharp stabs of feeling.
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
July 18, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Anita Gates
New York Times
July 18, 2013
An enthralling documentary by Matej Minac...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
July 18, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 18, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
July 18, 2013
Although suffering from cheesy historical reenactments, this inspirational Holocaust-themed documentary recount a story that deserves to be more widely known.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
July 17, 2013
There's a great story at the heart of Matej Minac's documentary "Nicky's Family," if only it were allowed to be told unvarnished.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Daphne Howland
Village Voice
July 16, 2013
As mechanical as a classroom lesson.
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Loren King
Boston Globe
May 16, 2013
A good, if not great, introduction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 19, 2013
Too much time is spent with survivors or Winton speaking to schoolchildren, or revisiting the place where this or that happened. Why not just talk to Winton himself?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
March 28, 2013
The story is good enough to tell itself, and the filmmakers should have let it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Alissa Simon
Variety
January 20, 2012
Inspirational pic provides a valuable albeit overproduced history lesson.