The Unknown Soldier Synopsis
Germans react to an exhibit depicting the participation of ordinary soldiers in war crimes.
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L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
Superb documentary.
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88

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The cumulative evidence that genocide could not have occurred without the cooperation of the German army is overwhelming.
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70

Los Angeles Times

Where Verhoeven loses his way is when he allows himself to sink into a seemingly endless recounting of atrocities, getting away from the...
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70

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
The reckoning with the past, which has occupied West German society since the 1960s, has been painful and divisive, which makes the calm,...
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50

Film Threat

By Phil Hall
It is a painful but important subject, to be certain, but the film dilutes its own effectiveness by devolving into a collection of talking...
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50

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The film eventually becomes one long therapy session for the German nation as it struggles to understand how its brave and good soldiers...
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Rated NR