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An enthralling documentary. Read full review
Winton’s inspiring story deserves greater attention but this film isn’t the best representation of it. Read full review
A valuable albeit overproduced history lesson. Read full review
Hokey reenactments of the war years do the film no favors, but it’s worth sticking them out to witness a humanity that never could be faked.
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The story is good enough to tell itself, and the filmmakers should have let it. Read full review
It’s a compelling story, and Minac has told it before, notably in 2002’s “The Power of Good: Nicholas Winton.” This new documentary seems aimed at a classroom audience. Read full review
There's a great story at the heart of Matej Minac's documentary Nicky's Family, if only it were allowed to be told unvarnished. Read full review
It's a shame the way the film's narrative is undermined by long stretches of soulless re-enactments, by a well-meaning but energy-sapping final tribute, and by haphazard storytelling. Read full review
This is a powerful chapter in our human history, but it's made melodramatic and dull through Matej Minac's indulgence of hokey reenactments and sound-augmented archival footage.
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