The Grey Zone

2002

The Grey Zone

Critics Consensus

A grim and devastating tale of the Holocaust.

69%

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Total Count: 85
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The story of five prisoners in the Auschwitz concentration camp as told through the memoirs of Dr. Miklos Nyiszil, a Hungarian Jew chosen by Josef Mengele to be the head pathologist at Auschwitz.

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All Critics (85) | Top Critics (28)

  • Even in its darkest moments, a heartening defiance underlies gut-wrenching calamity.

    Nov 15, 2002 | Rating: B+
  • The Grey Zone isn't for everyone, but its riveting power constitutes a stunning (as in it leaves you shattered and shaken) achievement.

    Nov 8, 2002 | Rating: B+
  • [Nelson's] movie about morally compromised figures leaves viewers feeling compromised, unable to find their way out of the fog and the ashes.

    Nov 7, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Like the Ancient Mariner, Nelson grabs us by the collar and says, You must know about this. You must bear witness. And so you do.

    Nov 7, 2002 | Rating: A-
  • Jagged, unrelenting, claustrophobically intimate.

    Oct 25, 2002
  • Although the movie takes us further into the actual process of industrial death at Auschwitz than any American movie has yet dared, The Grey Zone never stoops to sensation or melodrama.

    Oct 25, 2002 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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