Daniel
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Sidney Lumet directed this film version of E.L. Doctorow's novel The Book of Daniel (scripted by Doctorow) that deals in a thinly veiled (although dispassionate way) with the Rosenberg spy case of the 1950s, as seen through the eyes of their children. The Rosenbergs are the Isaacsons here, and the first image of the film is a close-up of their son Daniel's (Timothy Hutton) eyes as he recites a dictionary definition of the word "electrocution." Daniel becomes a detective as he seeks out friends and relations of his parents -- Paul (Mandy Patinkin) and Rochelle (Lindsay Crouse)… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A rich, complex and not wholly satisfying film."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The failure to provide some sort of payoff works against the film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A riveting film about the legacy of pain passed from one generation to the next"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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