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Sarah's Key

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

July 22, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Starring :

Kristin Scott Thomas, Melusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, Aidan Quinn, Frederic Pierrot

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

3 of 4

“..unflinching yet poignant, Sarah's Key asks just how deeply you want to delve into your past..”
by Scott Bowles [USA Today]
“..the film looks away for you, by cutting to the present-day story and going limp, as life-and-death drama is replaced by life as we know it..”
by Rachel Saltz [NY Times]
1.5 of 4

“..is in no way a serious exploration of French complicity in the Holocaust. It simply leverages history's greatest outrage to turn it into a little detective/sob story through which Thomas drifts..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
“..filmmakers working in a language not their own, these scenes feel like they're not just in another tongue, they're in another movie..”
by Kenneth Turan [LA Times]
“..doesn't seriously overplay the material. Aside from Max Richter's mawkish score and Aidan Quinn's blustery performance, the movie's tone is poised..”
by Mark Jenkins [npr.org]

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