The Diary of Anne Frank
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The Diary of Anne Frank
This is the autobiographical drama of a young Dutch Jewish girl hiding from Nazis during WWII. Anne and her family share a claustrophobic attic with another family, where the tension is often unbearable, as the people hiding know that their discovery by the enemy could lead to almost certain death.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of those extremely long and well-meaning adaptations of plays, this doesn't really amount to very much, despite its intrinsically moving subject matter."
‑ , Time Out
"The strength of both families in the face of such frightening conditions provides the film with a moral center and tragic power that overcome its minor weaknesses."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"A vivid and carefully produced work of poignancy and loss."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Stevens took some stick for casting an unknown as Anne, but his decision paid off as Perkins is refreshingly unmannered in the role."
‑ , Film4
"Faithful and affecting (if long)."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"Mr. Stevens has done a superb job of putting upon the screen the basic drama and shivering authenticity of the Frances Goodrich-Albert Hackett play, which in turn caught the magnitude of drama in the real-life diary of a Jewish girl."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"A poignant drama bringing us into the lives of Anne Frank, whose diary inspired millions seeking to understand why such a sweet, innocent child could be murdered in the Holocaust."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"More valuable as historical than artistic work, George Stevens' reverential Broadway-to-Hollywood transfer is marred by the weak lead performance from Millie Perkins."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The Anne Frank saga remains moving, personal, and relavant, no matter how distant we become in time."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"The first film to deal with the Holocaust on such an affecting and personal level, this is a powerful and painfully tragic film."
‑ Dan Jardine, All Movie Guide
"Represents Stevens at the height of his pretentiousness and the depths of his accomplishment."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Remains a potent statement about the horrors of war and a valid testament to the girl who could answer them by writing, 'I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are really good at heart.' [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Its ideals are concerned less with the horrors of 1940s Germany and more with the optimistic, hopeful attitude of 1950s America."
‑ Derek Smith, Apollo Guide
"A poignant, moving film of hope and tragedy."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
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