Paper Clips
Paper Clips (2004)

Directed by Joe Fab and Elliot Berlin, this documentary chronicles a rural Tennessee middle school's unique class project: finding a meaningful way to honor Holocaust victims. Brought up in a heavily fundamentalist Christian… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: November 24, 2004
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A touching, though somewhat flat, documentary that follows a homogenous class of white Protestant eighth graders as they learn the importance of tolerance by erecting a monument to the 6 million victims of the Holocaust.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

You have to be a pretty cynical not to be a little moved.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Not a sophisticated or very challenging film, nor should it be. It is straightforward, heartfelt and genuine.

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Docu is the best introduction to the Holocaust for tweens.

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Mary Brennan
Seattle Times

It's a remarkable story, and well worth seeing, particularly for its handful of genuinely affecting moments.

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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune

Symbolism is hard to swallow, and it's near impossible to relate to these paper clips as souls, especially when they are talked about in terms of collecting and counting and displaying.

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Matthew Turner

Interesting and frequently moving documentary but it misses several opportunities to widen the scope and make some important points.

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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

What makes Paper Clips so powerful and moving is the way everyone in the film seems affected by the Whitwell project. The students change. The teachers change. The townspeople change.

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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News

The project is chronicled eloquently in Paper Clips, a documentary about how a few kids can make a difference, one paper clip at a time.

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Rachel Gordon

the message attached is genuine and worth listening to

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
erika bruhns
Paper clips are a documentary about a schools project to represent all the people who died in the Holocaust. The kids at this school only know people from one… More
Andrew Fillmore
<i>Paper Clips</i> is an ordinary documentary chronicling the extraordinary efforts of a small Southern town in Tennessee. Though stylistically it… More
Leigh Ryan
Very interesting, although it sounds like it wouldn't be. I thought it was brilliant what they did. I wear a paper clip every day on my shirt in support… More
Sarah Prisbylla
An awesome and very moving documentary...a must see for everyone.
Lesley N
Simple story, too saccharine for my taste

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