La Rafle
La Rafle (2012)

In picturesque Montmarte, three children wearing a yellow star play in the streets, oblivious to the darkness spreading over Nazi-occupied France. Their parents do not seem too concerned either, somehow putting their trust in the Vichy… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 5, 2012
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader

Director Rose Bosch's intentions seem genuine, but her dramatizations frequently undermine the horrific real-life events on which they're based.

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John Anderson

The utter hopelessness experienced by European Jewry is never hinted at, and in its way this betrays the Holocaust story.

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Hannah Brown
Jerusalem Post

A viewer who knew nothing of the true events of World War II would think there was a guardian angel that looked out for sweet young children. If you find that proposition more than a little infuriating, then you'd be wise to skip this film.

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Joel Arnold

It's a mainstream, sentimental drama because it needs to be. It announces in a clear voice that this happened.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Treading on a shameful piece of French history, Bosch bizarrely intercuts scenes of Hitler, Himmler, and Hess working out the logistics of the exportations, in vignettes that smack of Inglourious Basterds farce ...

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Mark Zhuravsky
The Playlist

A somber, flat, occasionally moving reminder of one of France's darkest moments

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A well-meaning but inexpertly dramatized account of the roundup of 13,000 Parisian Jews in the summer of 1942.

Andrew Schenker
Time Out

The movie succeeds in generating only mild outrage, tempered by impeccable tastefulness and the safe distance of time.

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Nora Lee Mandel

Realistically brings to the screen. . .as visceral, powerful, and ever more awful scenes. . . but the larger historical context comes across as stiff educational recreations.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Dull, mediocre. A carnival of clichés.
Daniel Parsons
A beautifully acted and sensitively handled account of a horrific and shameful (and heroic) period in 1940s France.
Cameron Johnson
Yee-haw, y'all, we's gonna have ourselves a round-up! I can't help but think of that whenever I see this film's English translation, which… More
Panta Oz
A French war drama directed by Roselyne Bosch was based on the true story of a young Jewish boy and his family and friends who were victims the mass arrest of… More