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No Place On Earth Reviews

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 18, 2013
The story told by Janet Tobias' documentary "No Place on Earth" is enough to transcend the film's limitations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cameron McAllister
Paste Magazine
April 12, 2013
In No Place on Earth, director Janet Tobias explores this profound discovery, shedding light on a incredible story of endurance.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.2/10
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
April 11, 2013
Add one more extraordinary survival tale to the canon of Holocaust documentaries: "No Place on Earth."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rafer Guzman
April 11, 2013
"No Place on Earth" depends heavily on re-enactments, but Tobias handles them delicately and keeps a lid on any overemoting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
April 7, 2013
A caving hobby reveals the story of a lifetime and an astonishing testimony to the spirit of family and survival.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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John Anderson
April 5, 2013
A substantial contribution to Holocaust cinema.
Michael Sauter
Film Journal International
April 5, 2013
Just when you thought you'd seen the horror of the Holocaust from every perspective, this somber but ultimately uplifting true story of survival takes you to a whole new place-literally underground.
Nora Lee Mandel
April 5, 2013
Curious mystery unfolds with enthralling suspense amidst harrowing details and astonishes in this unique story that's an insightful tribute to the power and spirit of family.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
April 5, 2013
The film mixes emotional accounts by proud survivors from two families with foreign-language re-enactments that are perhaps too faithfully murky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
April 5, 2013
The film is built from moving, frank interviews with survivors from two families who hid, speaking over and around extensive re-enactments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 4, 2013
At first a mystery unraveled by its discoverer and narrator Chris Nicola, 'No Place on Earth' manages to convey suspense in a tale whose outcome is already a given.
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Sam Adams
AV Club
April 4, 2013
No Place On Earth mixes present-day interviews with re-enactments that illustrate the speakers' words without adding much to them.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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David Fear
Time Out
April 3, 2013
This story is both uplifting and awe-inspiring. It deserves to be told better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lily Janiak
Village Voice
April 3, 2013
Unfortunately, the telling, by director Janet Tobias, is no match for the story.
Tina Hassannia
Slant Magazine
April 2, 2013
A remarkable story made almost unremarkable in the hands of lazy filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio
March 29, 2013
Sheds light on a larger inquiry delving into the human psyche, and why some people succumb to fate while others go to extremes to resist and survive. Along with insights into courage versus fear and collaboration among spectators of the victimized.
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
March 21, 2013
A reminder of a horrifying period in history and a primer on the resilience and determination of which human beings are capable.
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
February 23, 2013
A well-crafted documentary variation on "Defiance," Ukrainian Jews saving themselves by going underground -- literally.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Harvey S. Karten
February 22, 2013
The incredible but true story of a Jewish family that hid from the Nazis in a cave for 511 days, done as a hybrid of documentary and narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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