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Nicky's Family Reviews

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
November 14, 2013
In addition to the force and the officialdom, dizzying and stark, there are particularly sharp stabs of feeling.
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
July 18, 2013
An enthralling documentary by Matej Minac...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
July 18, 2013
Although suffering from cheesy historical reenactments, this inspirational Holocaust-themed documentary recount a story that deserves to be more widely known.
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
July 16, 2013
As mechanical as a classroom lesson.
May 16, 2013
A good, if not great, introduction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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-
March 28, 2013
The story is good enough to tell itself, and the filmmakers should have let it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 20, 2012
Inspirational pic provides a valuable albeit overproduced history lesson.