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Shoah Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 3, 2004
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
December 13, 2003
Lanzmann's project is so vast and so meticulous as to render any criticism, positive or negative, irrelevant.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
October 25, 2003
Lazmann's 9 1/2 hour labor of love equals The Triumph Of The Will for its [historical] importance
Full Review | Original Score: B
Gil Jawetz
October 14, 2003
It is impossible not to change a little bit after watching all 9 1/2 hours of Shoah.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeremy Heilman
October 9, 2003
The film is undeniably tough going, but by looking into the hearts of the people that experienced the atrocities, it gets at the heart of the horror itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
September 29, 2003
Lanzmann builds the past using tools that exist only in the present, summoning an unfathomable catastrophe with the voices and memories of survivors.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

May 24, 2003
Impossible to either ignore or forget.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
There is no proper response to this film. It is an enormous fact, a 550-minute howl of pain and anger in the face of genocide. It is one of the noblest films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
More than a treatment of a great subject, the film itself is a great achievement in form.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 21, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 27, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 29, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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