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Walking With The Enemy Reviews

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
June 30, 2014
An unheralded tale of true-life World War II heroism is given standard melodramatic treatment in this earnest epic.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 6, 2014
...perhaps a little overreaching in that it strains for epicness.
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
May 10, 2014
Walking With the Enemy is one of those cinematic conundrums critics face: encountering a should-be-told story in a should-be-avoided movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 29, 2014
"Walking with the Enemy" works best for us history nuts who can get by the film's clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
April 29, 2014
Cliches, subpar acting undercut effect of Holocaust drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Diana Saenger
ReviewExpress.com
April 28, 2014
Great production value & based on a true story
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
The Jewish Advocate
April 28, 2014
Like "Defiance" (2008), which dramatized the resistance efforts led by the Bielski brothers, this is that rare Holocaust drama about Jews fighting back.
Janos Gereben
San Francisco Examiner
April 28, 2014
It is faithful enough to history to bring alive horrible memories to those among the few lucky survivors who were children at the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brent Simon
Paste Magazine
April 28, 2014
An unfussy but robust World War II drama inspired by the factual story of a small-town Hungarian rabbi's son who used wile, guile and occasionally brute force to disrupt Nazi occupation and save countless Jewish friends and families.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Top Critic
April 27, 2014
An old-school drama so sincere, yet so ham-fisted, it borders on parody.
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Justin Chang
Variety
April 27, 2014
A little-known tale of Jewish resistance during the final days of WWII gets tackled with appreciable ambition and blunt, sporadic emotional force in "Walking With the Enemy."
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
April 26, 2014
Stirring but heavy-handed depiction of W.W. II heroism in Hungary.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
April 25, 2014
Sometimes awkward and melodramatic, the debut film from director Mark Schmidt nevertheless derives strength from its little-known true-life story of Holocaust heroism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 25, 2014
Intriguing, though cinematically prosaic and factually loose.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
April 25, 2014
The film is as dramatically inert as its origins are inspirational.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
April 25, 2014
A plodding and clunky drama that never misses an opportunity to embrace a cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Travis Hopson
Examiner.com
April 25, 2014
Directed with big budget panache by Mark Schmidt, Walking with the Enemy does justice to a tale that demands to be told
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 25, 2014
A badly written, poorly acted, bathetic pageant of bad wigs and worse accents, rendered with production values on a par with NBC's recent Sound of Music mummery.
| Original Score: 1/4
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
April 24, 2014
The first-time director wisely worked with experienced filmmakers, like cinematographer Dean Cundey ("Apollo 13," "Jurassic Park") and a capable cast of top British actors.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Adam A. Donaldson
We Got This Covered
April 24, 2014
Walking with the Enemy is a decent war movie that while enjoyable at times, doesn't do anything to break the mould.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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