Ghetto

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Explores a little-known piece of Holocaust history, weaving together stories of overlapping cultures and their coexistence under the pretext of a war to create a touching and unusual narrative.

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Total Count: 43

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Critic Reviews for Shanghai Ghetto

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (22) | Fresh (35) | Rotten (8)

  • Shanghai Ghetto should be applauded for finding a new angle on a tireless story, but you might want to think twice before booking passage.

    January 29, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Shanghai Ghetto would make a good primer for high school students ignorant of pre- World War II history, but in the entirety of Holocaust cinema it is a blip on the radar.

    January 29, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4

    John Anderson

    Newsday
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  • The documentary is much too conventional -- lots of boring talking heads, etc. -- to do the subject matter justice.

    January 29, 2019 | Rating: 2/4
  • Throughout the film, the storytelling is eloquent and genuine, but the Manns' unadventurous approach ... rarely hits emotional pay dirt.

    January 29, 2019
  • Even if it offers nothing cinematic, the story alone is important, and interesting, enough to warrant seeing.

    January 29, 2019 | Rating: 3/5
  • The mix of such fascinating events with the memories of those who endured them is undeniably compelling, even if much of what's described here has been described for decades.

    January 29, 2019 | Rating: C+

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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