• Released
  • March 18, 2011
  • (Limited 3/18)
  • R , 1 hr 43 min
  • Art House/Foreign
  • 12 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A boy joins a resistance during World War II and learns the difference between reality and fantasy.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
It's got a grown-up artfulness, but Winter in Wartime could become a lot of boys' favorite movie.
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
We know about Anne Frank's diary and Paul Verhoeven's masterpiece "Black Book," but director Martin Koolhoven has shed new light on what...
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San Francisco Chronicle

Koolhoven is able to strip away both visually and mentally our idealized cinematic notions of how the resistance fighters lived. It's a...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
May serve as a useful way to introduce teens to what World War II in Europe was like.
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Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
The most compelling thing about Winter in Wartime, the Netherlands' official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Oscars, is...
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Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
It's a sturdy World War II yarn, with harrowing and heart-breaking moments sprinkled throughout.
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Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Can we ever get innocence back once it's lost? The ending suggests that we can. But at enormous cost.
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Time Out New York

By S. James Snyder
A fresh twist on a familiar fog-of-war story.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
View the Second World War through a child's eyes and the result isn't hard to predict: a loss-of-innocence tale. Winter in Wartime is the...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Well-mounted and expertly played, Winter in Wartime is a class act that lacks only focus and originality to raise it above the ordinary.
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Rated R | For Some language