Sarah's Key
Sarah's Key (2011)

Julia Jarmond, an American journalist married to a Frenchman, is commissioned to write an article about the notorious Vel d'Hiv round up, which took place in Paris, in 1942. She stumbles upon a family secret which will link her forever… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 22, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 22, 2011
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sarah's Key is an absorbing, impeccably-acted Holocaust drama with minor plot issues.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Thomas carries the weight of the movie, and her usual sangfroid works against her; when she finally makes contact with the deported couple's grandson, the story crumples into sentimentality

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

French director Paquet-Brenner occasionally yields to melodrama, particularly in the final act, but he is resolute about not depicting all of his countrymen as Nazi stooges, since many weren't.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

An emotionally wrenching story of survival and remembrance of things past.

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Leonard Maltin

I'm delighted to see that the Weinstein Company is re-releasing one of the year's most overlooked films, Sarah's Key, the moving adaptation of Tatiana De Rosnay's international best-seller. It's one of the year's best films.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Thomas' performance is one of brilliant restraint and believable naturalism.

Hannah Brown
Jerusalem Post

The crumbs of happiness the filmmakers find to soothe us with are that learning Sarah's story helps Julia come to terms with her own problems, a neat resolution that trivializes the story the filmmakers mean to illuminate.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

Scott Thomas's portrayal of her character's emotional transition ensures Sarah's Key will keep your heart open.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

It does provide audiences with the satisfaction of seeing and hearing an important truth expressed, and that's better than making you feel good. That's making you feel something.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Isn't it a little early in the year for Harvey Weinstein to be grubbing for Oscars already?

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
An American journalist in Paris embarks on a story about the Holocaust and discovers connections between the past, her present marriage and her unborn child.… More
Raymond Wieser
A fictional story built around historical facts and events, Sarah's Key is an incredibly well-made film which draws us in and never lets go. Even after… More
Cynthia S.
Great. Thought provoking. Well done. Perfect mix of the heart wrenching events of lives torn apart, the endless search of who we are, and the depths of… More
Daniel Mumby
It's well-nigh impossible to make a film about the Holocaust without either lecturing the audience or slipping into inappropriate sentimentality. The best… More
Nicki Marie
Really good, sad movie. The little girl who plays Sarah is excellent.
William Dunmyer
If you're like me, you've grown weary of Holocaust movies in the last few years. When filmmakers run out of ideas nowadays, they make yet another… More