The Basket
The Basket (1999)

In this drama about intolerance and acceptance that takes place during World War I, a pair of German orphans, Helmut and Brigitta, are sent to a farming community in the Pacific Northwest after a stay in an internment camp. While they are… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 5, 1999
DVD Release Date: December 11, 2001
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Clunky and obvious.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... a couple of pleasing performances and some truly wonderful cinematography

Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"The Basket" is woven from such promising threads that you wish it was better.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

An ambitious, complicated, and thoughtful story.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Clearly well-intentioned but wildly overplotted and, curiously enough, emotionally underdeveloped.

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Michael Dequina

This type of maudlin, medicinal family film is a dime a dozen on the tube, where it belongs.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Needs to bore a hole in itself and let the sap run out.

Eric Monder
Film Journal International

There are no gray areas of morality. And there are no technical or artistic innovations whatsoever.

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Flixster Audience Score: 21% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Nice, heart warming movie with a good message to all . Young Eric Dane does a really great job.