Walking With The Enemy
Walking With The Enemy (2014)

Inspired by a true story, WALKING WITH THE ENEMY is an unforgettable film of love, courage, and sacrifice. Set in Hungary during the final months of World War ll, a young man sets out to find his displaced family by stealing a Nazi uniform… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 25, 2014
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While Walking With the Enemy tells a stirring and little-known true story, it's ultimately too heavy-handed to fully resonate.

Ella Taylor
NPR

An old-school drama so sincere, yet so ham-fisted, it borders on parody.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The film is as dramatically inert as its origins are inspirational.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

An unheralded tale of true-life World War II heroism is given standard melodramatic treatment in this earnest epic.

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Justin Chang
Variety

A little-known tale of Jewish resistance during the final days of WWII gets tackled with appreciable ambition and blunt, sporadic emotional force in "Walking With the Enemy."

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

A plodding and clunky drama that never misses an opportunity to embrace a cliché.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...perhaps a little overreaching in that it strains for epicness.

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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

Sometimes awkward and melodramatic, the debut film from director Mark Schmidt nevertheless derives strength from its little-known true-life story of Holocaust heroism.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

A badly written, poorly acted, bathetic pageant of bad wigs and worse accents, rendered with production values on a par with NBC's recent Sound of Music mummery.

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Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Walking With the Enemy is one of those cinematic conundrums critics face: encountering a should-be-told story in a should-be-avoided movie.

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