The Aryan Couple, (The Couple)
The Aryan Couple, (The Couple) (2005)

In this drama set in Eastern Europe in 1944, (Martin Landau) plays Josef Krauzenberg, a wealthy Hungarian Jewish business owner who, despite his fortune, finds his life hanging in the balance as the Nazi "final solution" is being… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 18, 2005
DVD Release Date: October 13, 2006
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Hardy
Boston Globe

Mainly notable for its inappropriate, blithe sentimentality. In another film this would be the usual Hollywood hokum. In a film about the most serious subject imaginable, it amounts to moral idiocy.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

The whole thing is coarse and vulgar, as it hides its low fascinations behind a scrim of Holocaust piety until it becomes pure kitsch.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

The most mawkish and shallow take on the holocaust committed to screen in many a long year.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The worst Holocaust movie ever.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A handsome Holocaust melodrama hobbled by a transparent and cartoonish script.

David Mattin

A case study in why Holocaust movies are so difficult to get right.

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Time Out

he story loses its grip and momentum during the laboriously realized denouement, which follows the hired help's struggle to escape to Switzerland amid overwrought action sequences propelled by a shrieking violin-driven soundtrack.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

Pure sentimental melodrama, with not a moment's reflection on any issue larger than the fate of our heroes.

Robert Hanks
Independent (UK)

Its intentions are doubtless good, but it ends up exploiting the Holocaust for cheap suspense.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
William Goss
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Holocaust is back, more overwrought than ever before.