• Released
  • April 5, 2013
  • (NY, LA Limited)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 24 min
  • Documentary
  • 12 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A spelunker discovers evidence of nearly 30 Ukrainian Jews who hid in caves during World War II.

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Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
Add one more extraordinary survival tale to the canon of Holocaust documentaries: No Place on Earth.
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75

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
The film is built from moving, frank interviews with survivors from two families who hid, speaking over and around extensive re-enactments....
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75

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
A well-crafted documentary variation on "Defiance," Ukrainian Jews saving themselves by going underground -- literally.
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67

The A.V. Club

By Sam Adams
This story isn’t untold, just largely unknown. It’s a minor point, perhaps, but a sticky one, a needless elision that blurs the...
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65

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Although the story is told with narration rather than dialogue, Tobias relies too much on reconstruction. A more inventive melding of...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The first-person remembrances hit you where you live, while everything else (including a bland musical score by John Piscitello) often...
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60

Arizona Republic

By Kerry Lengel
The film is not without its flaws, but the story it tells is both terrifying and inspiring.
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60

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
The bare facts of the feat seize the imagination, even if Ms. Tobias’s competent documentary doesn’t quite rise to the challenge.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
The film indulges in sentimental and sensational tropes. The manipulative touches do more than dis­­­­­­tract, they irk. This story could...
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40

Village Voice

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The stats relayed at the movie's end...almost have more impact than the narrative.
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Rated PG-13 | For Brief Violent Images and Thematic Elements