Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh Synopsis
Poet Hannah Senesh is captured and killed by Nazis while trying to rescue Hungarian Jews.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A limited amount of original footage -- awkwardly enhanced with reenactments -- gives the film a somewhat narrow focus. But in a way, the...
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60

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
Senesh was a budding writer, and her poems and diary entries add flavor to an already dramatic tale in Roberta Grossman's Blessed Is the...
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50

New York Post

Tells us just about everything we might want to know about her - except why she did what she did. That important information will have to...
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50

NPR

By Bob Mondello
The title is drawn from a verse Hannah wrote just before she was captured -- and that impulse is enough to sustain audience interest.
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50

Village Voice

An ungainly hybrid of straight-up documentary and ingenuous reenactment.
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50

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Documents courage, but steers clear of character.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
Because Senesh died so young, it's hard to fill out a film of nearly 90 minutes that claims her as the subject, so director Grossman has...
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Blessed is the Match -- must see

By dna1952
Very moved. Well done, thoughtful, poignant and never heavy handed. The music was transcendent... it caused the entire piece to coalesce....

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Rated NR