• Released
  • December 12, 2008
  • R
  • Drama
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Adam Resurrected Synopsis
A former circus performer becomes the ringleader in an asylum for Holocaust survivors.
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100

Village Voice

One cannot recommend this film strongly enough.
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80

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...
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75

The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
In a stunning lead performance, Goldblum stars as a brilliant, apolitical jester.
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60

Variety

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...
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60

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.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The director, Paul Schrader, tries for cleansing audacity, but ends up too close to farce.
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40

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.
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38

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").
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Rated R | For nudity, some language, some disturbing behavior and sexuality