Miriam (2006)

Veteran filmmaker Matt Cimber returned to the director's chair for the first time in twenty-two years with this dark tale set during World War II. Miriam Schafer (Ariana Savalas) was fourteen years old when war broke out in her native… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 3, 2006
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

The events recounted in the World War II drama Miriam are horrific, and the story behind it is moving. Unfortunately, the finished product feels like exploitation.

Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's a forgotten piece of history worth recounting. One only regrets it wasn't better recounted than it is here.

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Charles Petersen
Village Voice

So bad it doesn't ever approach being good, doesn't even go from bad to good and back to bad again -- just bad bad bad, all the way through.

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Harvey S. Karten

A threadbare Holocaust drama that could be of some educational value in middle schools.

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Peter Debruge

Such a touching story warrants retelling with better resources.

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Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

Miriam is a paean to Jewish oppression as if commissioned by the History Channel.

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