Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (Perlasca. Un eroe italiano) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (Perlasca. Un eroe italiano) Reviews

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Jan Stuart
Newsday
April 15, 2005
Perlasca epitomizes the kind of soft-core Holocaust porn that people point to as evidence of how survivor memory can be vulgarized and diminished through dramatization.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 15, 2005
Zingaretti does a fine job shading a character that is written as an unalloyed saint. But the most touching moments come at the end, when we see documentary footage of his true-life inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
April 15, 2005
Negrin's film is a well-deserved tribute to a principled man who dared to act when principles no longer counted for anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Russell Scott Smith
New York Post
April 15, 2005
A well-made and heart-rending Italian Schindler's List.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
April 14, 2005
Confusing lack of historical set-up considerably dims the potential luster of a great true story.
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Anita Gates
New York Times
April 14, 2005
Giorgio Perlasca, who has been compared to Oskar Schindler, deserves better than this Italian television film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter L'Official
Village Voice
April 12, 2005
More courageous than Spielberg in its depiction of Nazi brutality, Perlasca occasionally feels like the made-for-Italian-TV film that it is.
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