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Sarah's Key

Rated PG-13 for thematic material including disturbing situations involving the Holocaust.

PG-13 In Theaters 07/22/2011 , 111min.
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97%
Viewer score based on 42 ratings
59%
Critic score based on 30 reviews

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January 21, 2012
tatilupi
Fantastic book, I can't wait to see the movie.
December 14, 2011
nq4deml
Do not miss this film.
November 25, 2011
rudm316
Brilliant work! don't listen to paid critics!
November 18, 2011
scott404
Wonder if Roger Ebert saw the movie. If he did, he must be a trivial, awkward, diminished man. Perhaps the Chicago Sun-Times should think about replacing him. Time to go Roger.
November 15, 2011
lisa303030
I literally just finished reading \"Sarah's Key\" and am anxious to see the film!! The book was so sad and beautiful at the same time it brought me to tears... I have read many of the horrors that occured during the Holocaust but to read of the unjust killing of so may children makes my heart break for everyone who suffered during that time.

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Variety
Working in a classical style and genre that rep a far cry from his previous work ("Pretty Things," "Gomez and Tavares, "UV"), Pacquet-Brenner's direction is always respectful if never entirely subtle. Full Review
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
Sarah's Key becomes a musing ("meditation" would be too generous) on the importance of uncovering the past that fails to honestly contemplate why such an act is significant. Full Review
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
Excellent performances make the movie effective. Yet the flashbacks have a depth and resonance largely absent from the modern scenes. Full Review
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
Sarah's need to save her brother provides the initial raison d'être, but with the mystery is resolved early on Sarah's Key turns into a flimsy meditation on grief. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Ms. Scott Thomas is as intelligent and attractive as ever, but the synthetic world her character inhabits can't compete with a harrowing past that depicts French complicity in Nazi atrocities. Full Review

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