La Rafle
La Rafle (2012)

In picturesque Montmarte, three children wearing a yellow star play in the streets, oblivious to the darkness spreading over Nazi-occupied France. Their parents do not seem too concerned either, somehow putting their trust in the Vichy… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 5, 2012
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader

Director Rose Bosch's intentions seem genuine, but her dramatizations frequently undermine the horrific real-life events on which they're based.

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John Anderson
Newsday

The utter hopelessness experienced by European Jewry is never hinted at, and in its way this betrays the Holocaust story.

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Mark Zhuravsky
The Playlist

A somber, flat, occasionally moving reminder of one of France's darkest moments

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Joel Arnold
NPR

It's a mainstream, sentimental drama because it needs to be. It announces in a clear voice that this happened.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Treading on a shameful piece of French history, Bosch bizarrely intercuts scenes of Hitler, Himmler, and Hess working out the logistics of the exportations, in vignettes that smack of Inglourious Basterds farce ...

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Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

Realistically brings to the screen. . .as visceral, powerful, and ever more awful scenes. . . but the larger historical context comes across as stiff educational recreations.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A well-meaning but inexpertly dramatized account of the roundup of 13,000 Parisian Jews in the summer of 1942.

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Andrew Schenker
Time Out

The movie succeeds in generating only mild outrage, tempered by impeccable tastefulness and the safe distance of time.

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Ela Bittencourt
Slant Magazine

Sentimentality may make the movie's agony more digestible, but its darkness resists any glossing over of what isn't only France's, but Europe's painful legacy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Dull, mediocre. A carnival of clichés.
Daniel Parsons
A beautifully acted and sensitively handled account of a horrific and shameful (and heroic) period in 1940s France.
Cameron Johnson
Yee-haw, y'all, we's gonna have ourselves a round-up! I can't help but think of that whenever I see this film's English translation, which… More
Panta Oz
A French war drama directed by Roselyne Bosch was based on the true story of a young Jewish boy and his family and friends who were victims the mass arrest of… More