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Based on 15 Reviews
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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a passionate, beautifully mounted film -- but the agenda she sets for herself is too large and the conflicts she portrays too complicated to be illustrated in a single drama. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Tribune

    An extraordinary movie on many levels. show more

  • 88
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    A remarkable accomplishment. It takes one of the century's vast tragedies...and makes it heart-rendingly real and intimate. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Told as a melodrama and romance, not docudrama, and that makes it all the more effective. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Hurls its Holocaust at us in a series of justifiably horrific images. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Sumptuous historical melodrama. show more

  • 91
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Even blood, spilled so freely, has a distinctive intensity of red in this beautiful and harrowing film. show more

  • 58
    Shawn Levy Portland Oregonian

    A draggy affair livened occasionally by bursts of color or raw emotion, but just as often convoluted and hackneyed. It's a case of a film taking on, admirably, more than it can chew. show more

  • 90
    Hazel-Dawn Dumpert L.A. Weekly

    Both visually and emotionally, a panoramic picture; Mehta wields a master's hand as she weaves together vistas of urban and pastoral India with thoughts on the nature of man as it keeps cycling out in the specifics of history. show more

  • 80
    Gemma Files

    Mehta's latest release, combines a similarly intoxicating visual immediacy and delight with a sobering outsider's long view. show more

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