Zelary Synopsis
A Czech resistance fighter (Anna Geislerová) finds safety and more in the mountains.
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75

New York Daily News

Zelary succeeds as moving indictment of war.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Well acted, handsomely photographed, a bit too long.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
A well-deserved 2003 Oscar nominee for best foreign-language film.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The story is as basic as a peasant meal - and just as hearty.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
The story feels a bit more episodic as it proceeds, but for most of the two-hour running time it flows at an earthbound tempo, thanks to...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
A trite but sturdy offering, a showcase for popular young Czech actress Anna Geislerova, as well as the beautiful Moravian countryside,...
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63

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
As a war drama, Zelary is as gentle and pastoral as its setting. At times, you think it's a new chapter in "The Sound of Music."
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63

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
This is just humble, heartwarming storytelling with good acting and lush visuals.
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50

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
A well-intentioned but overlong Czech drama that comes apart completely in the last 20 minutes?
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
It's rather sweet and life-affirming, although the transformation from sophisticate to peasant happens too conveniently and quickly.
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