Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (Perlasca. Un eroe italiano)
Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (Perlasca. Un eroe italiano) (2005)

Giorgio Perlasca was an Italian cattle dealer who was sympathetic to the fascist cause until September 8, 1943. Perlasca was in Budapest, Hungary, on a business trip when he had the opportunity to see first hand how Hungarian Jews were… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 15, 2005
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jan Stuart

Perlasca epitomizes the kind of soft-core Holocaust porn that people point to as evidence of how survivor memory can be vulgarized and diminished through dramatization.

Ronnie Scheib

Confusing lack of historical set-up considerably dims the potential luster of a great true story.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide

Negrin's film is a well-deserved tribute to a principled man who dared to act when principles no longer counted for anything.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Zingaretti does a fine job shading a character that is written as an unalloyed saint. But the most touching moments come at the end, when we see documentary footage of his true-life inspiration.

Anita Gates
New York Times

Giorgio Perlasca, who has been compared to Oskar Schindler, deserves better than this Italian television film.

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Russell Scott Smith
New York Post

A well-made and heart-rending Italian Schindler's List.

Peter L'Official
Village Voice

More courageous than Spielberg in its depiction of Nazi brutality, Perlasca occasionally feels like the made-for-Italian-TV film that it is.