• Released
  • March 29, 2013
  • (Phoenix; Expands April)
  • NR , 1 hr 36 min
  • Documentary
80

The New York Times

By Anita Gates
An enthralling documentary.
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63

Boston Globe

By Loren King
Winton’s inspiring story deserves greater attention but this film isn’t the best representation of it.
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60

Variety

A valuable albeit overproduced history lesson.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
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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60

Arizona Republic

By Barbara VanDenburgh
The story is good enough to tell itself, and the filmmakers should have let it.
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50

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
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.
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
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.
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40

Village Voice

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.
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38

Slant Magazine

By Rob Humanick
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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52 out of 100
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