• Released
  • December 12, 2008
  • R
  • Drama

Village Voice

One cannot recommend this film strongly enough.
Full Review

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The madness of Holocaust survivors is here played mainly for dark comedy. The film's dazzling central performance in a mental institute finds Jeff Goldblum in the role of his career.
Full Review

The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
In a stunning lead performance, Goldblum stars as a brilliant, apolitical jester.
Full Review


By Todd McCarthy
Largely set in two of the least appetizing locations imaginable, a concentration camp and an insane asylum, this is a rigorously made film that does almost nothing to invite the viewer into its world.
Full Review

Los Angeles Times

In a less competitive year, Jeff Goldblum would have had a shot at an Oscar nod for his performance in Adam Resurrected.
Full Review

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The director, Paul Schrader, tries for cleansing audacity, but ends up too close to farce.
Full Review

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The film is so flat that it leaves you wondering if Mr. Kaniuk's book is ultimately untranslatable to the screen.
Full Review

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Goldblum's wobbly German accent and the staginess of the script doom this effort by Paul Schrader ("American Gigolo").
Full Review
58 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.