Winter in Wartime 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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Unique and touching take on WW2 resistance

By Wicki10023
The bravery of resistance movements during WW2 in Holland, France etc. is a well-worked over tale, thought one always worth telling. This film has a unique spin on the tale of heroism of citizens who...

Winter of War

By Behind_the_scene
This Dutch movie explores the very large gray area between collaboration and resistance in occupied Netherlands in the last winter of WWII. It gave a clear demonstration of the stress of living...

Winter in Wartime review

By you_talkin_to_me
Great movie. Sometimes funny, sometimes suspenseful, sometimes sad. The acting, dialogue and cinematography are all top notch. The lead character is fascinating, real and complex. I highly...

Winter in Wartime

By Zimjack
An excellent movie! A joy to watch a movie with a well thought out story content. Here's hoping that more Indie/Foreign movies will be shown at Regal cinemas and they are applauded for finally...

By LVMerrick

Exceptional, Engaging & Entertaining

By Alon Patterson
A class A effort, accomplished and altogether gripping. This one is definitely worth seeing (reading) for despite the fact it's subtitled in English, this one is so entertaining it's doubtful you'll...

a good one

By fandecinema
good story based on reality. enjoyable .good acting, good suspense....

Oh those silly Germans!

By diverdan
Another Nazi war movie? Why is it that I just can't seem to get enough on this insane time in history? This movie is well done and keeps you thinking. Acting is good and they don't go overboard with...

Winter in Wartime Review

By rlailson
Excellent movie! I highly recommend it....

Winter in Wartime

By pokeyemail
This film was absolutely compelling! The acting was first rate, and I was spellbound frm the first frame. This is really a must see film....

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Rated R | For Some language