Nicky's Family
Nicky's Family (2013)

NICKY'S FAMILY is a gripping documentary that tells the mostly unknown story of Sir Nicholas Winton, a young Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Jewish Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. As a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 19, 2013
DVD Release Date: June 23, 2014
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Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail

Nicholas Winton is a figure who deserves a worthy documentary in his name; unfortunately, Matej Minac's Nicky's Family only gets about halfway there.

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Anita Gates
New York Times

An enthralling documentary by Matej Minac...

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

Nicky's story is now accessible and for that the film is a grand success.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

In addition to the force and the officialdom, dizzying and stark, there are particularly sharp stabs of feeling.

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John Anderson

What's nettlesome about director Matej Minac's clunkily constructed documentary is what it says about our perverse but understandable need to spin some kind of happy ending onto the Holocaust.

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Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto

He's been dubbed "Britain's Schindler." However, instead of the Spielberg treatment, Nicky's Family gives Winton something more like a Heritage Minute, complete with kitschy, misbegotten re-enactments.

Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

The unfathomable tragedy of the Holocaust is beyond the scope of "Nicky's Family," and even as the credits roll, Winton's simple decency is as mysterious as ever.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Hokey reenactments of the war years do the film no favors, but it's worth sticking them out to witness a humanity that never could be faked.

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Jamie S. Rich

The documentary gets heavy handed with the contemporary material, but the actual story is one that deserves to be told.

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