• Released
  • September 10, 2008
  • NR
  • Documentary
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Biased as journalism but engrossing as a movie, this documentary about a controversial Holocaust figure should be taken with a grain of kosher salt.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
If you know the name Rezso Kasztner, you won't need any encouragement to see Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt With Nazis. If you don't, that is even more reason to see this documentary on the strange and compelling life and death of one of the most morally complex figures to come out of the Holocaust.
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63

Boston Globe

There’s no question that Kasztner has vastly more significance for the historian. Eckstein, a grim footnote to history, has much more for the artist.
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50

Variety

Frequently cutting away from storylines just before they peak and returning to them too much later, odd editing/structural choices never let the picture build up a satisfying head of steam. Overall look is just slightly better than homevideo.
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The film leaves you with a sense that Kastner’s name is a casualty of rhetorical crossfire.
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40

Village Voice

Ross is very good at teasing out the politics behind Kasztner's shifting fortunes, not to mention his murky ambitions. But closure is the last thing that's needed here.
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53 out of 100
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