The Last of the Unjust Synopsis
The life of Benjamin Murmelstein, the only Jewish elder to survive World War II.
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NPR

By Ella Taylor
Murmelstein died in Rome in 1989, and having witnessed the terrible dilemmas he suffered and the mass rescues he pulled off, we can only be...
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The new film may not qualify for masterpiece status, but it's an enthralling portrait of a man — an exceptionally brilliant and articulate...
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90

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
“Shoah” remains a heroic reckoning with the limits of collective understanding, but The Last of the Unjust is something smaller, stranger...
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88

RogerEbert.com

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My hunch is that most viewers, whatever their previous views on this fraught subject, will come away not only fascinated but largely...
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83

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
The Last of the Unjust rewards those willing to invest in Lanzmann's pensive technique with a complex tale that's alternately sad,...
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
The Last of the Unjust, like Lanzmann himself at his advanced age, is ungainly but powerful.
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80

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Lanzmann’s feisty exchanges with Murmelstein, a brilliant talker, become an emotional symbol for the pursuit of slippery truth, while the...
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75

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
Lanzmann, for his part, begins the interview with a sharp, probing manner; by the end, the filmmaker’s questions and body language are...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
Murmelstein answers his accusers in The Last of the Unjust. Over a compelling three hours and 38 minutes.
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70

Village Voice

By Michelle Orange
There are no simple denials, nor anything simple at all in Last of the Unjust. Only stories, recovered and retold, of a reality beyond...
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Rated PG-13 | For Some Thematic Material