88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
If Fugitive Pieces has a message, it is that life can heal us, if we allow it.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Fugitive Pieces has a sharp, devastating story to tell.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The strengths of Fugitive Pieces are its fluidity and subtlety. Emotional repression may be one of the most difficult conditions to portray honestly, and Dillane's performance of Jakob is a study in the art of creating sympathy by not asking for it.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
A subtly rich performance by Dillane and a fine supporting cast make this Holocaust drama worth seeing, even if you don't think you can bear another one.
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75

Chicago Tribune

The performances are often more compelling than the movie's sometimes static storytelling.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Made with an unerring visual dazzle -- its dark corners are shadowy, deep and melancholy, its brilliant seascapes the sparkling embodiment of why we must all find a reason to carry on.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie does offer intriguing, perceptive glimpses of the everyday difficulties of being both a survivor and the child of a survivor.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The romanticized image of the tortured artist - never mind how warranted his or her angst might be - is the stuff of stereotype unless it's leavened with humor, or limned in art. In Fugitive Pieces, neither element appears in sufficient quantity.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
As plodding and pretentious as it is ambitious.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Though much of the film's power is tamped down by the passive storytelling style, Dillane's performance as the adult Jakob is compelling, and Ayelet Zurer is beguiling as Jakob's late-in-life soul mate.
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60 out of 100
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