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One of many "inspirational" programs shown in the months following the September 2001 Twin Towers tragedy in New York, Uprising is based on the true story of the Jewish Fighting Organization, a courageous band of youthful Polish guerillas and freedom fighters who refused to knuckle under to the Nazis during World War II. Led by schoolteacher Mordechai Anielewicz (Hank Azaria), the organization comes into being as the Warsaw Jewish ghetto is being systemically decimated and shipped off to the Treblinka death camp by the German occupational forces. From April 19 to May 16, 1943,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A solid network effort about heroism in a most immoral world."
‑ John Carman, San Francisco Chronicle
"A superior film that deserves real movie treatment."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Uprising, though flawed in a lot of ways, is still worth checking out if only to learn about a true-life inspirational tale."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Merits watching if only because it's a bracing corrective to the deeply entrenched image of Europe's Jews plodding, sheep-like, to their deaths in Nazi concentration camps."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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