Walking With The Enemy
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An old-school drama so sincere, yet so ham-fisted, it borders on parody."
‑ Ella Taylor, NPR
"The film is as dramatically inert as its origins are inspirational."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"An unheralded tale of true-life World War II heroism is given standard melodramatic treatment in this earnest epic."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
""Walking with the Enemy" works best for us history nuts who can get by the film's clichés."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Like "Defiance" (2008), which dramatized the resistance efforts led by the Bielski brothers, this is that rare Holocaust drama about Jews fighting back."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, The Jewish Advocate
"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.""
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"A plodding and clunky drama that never misses an opportunity to embrace a cliché."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"...perhaps a little overreaching in that it strains for epicness."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Cliches, subpar acting undercut effect of Holocaust drama."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"It is faithful enough to history to bring alive horrible memories to those among the few lucky survivors who were children at the time."
‑ Janos Gereben, San Francisco Examiner
"Sometimes awkward and melodramatic, the debut film from director Mark Schmidt nevertheless derives strength from its little-known true-life story of Holocaust heroism."
‑ Cary Darling, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
"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."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Walking With the Enemy is one of those cinematic conundrums critics face: encountering a should-be-told story in a should-be-avoided movie."
‑ Jeff Meyers, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"Great production value & based on a true story"
‑ Diana Saenger, ReviewExpress.com
"An unfussy but robust World War II drama inspired by the factual story of a small-town Hungarian rabbi's son who used wile, guile and occasionally brute force to disrupt Nazi occupation and save countless Jewish friends and families."
‑ Brent Simon, Paste Magazine
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