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Based on 27 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    No denying the relevance of the tale. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    About American anti-Semitism, but it's not a typical genteel "cause" movie. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Two constants: good acting and an old-fashioned preachiness that backfires. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Feels somehow incomplete. It may be that its visual metaphor is more effective in literature than in film. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Only David Paymer -- and the actor formerly known as the singer Meat Loaf, playing Newman's suspicious neighbor, ring true. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Doesn't reach for reality; it's a deliberate attempt to look and feel like a 1940s social problems picture, right down to the texture of the color photography. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The result would be an important drama if the screenplay (based on an early Arthur Miller novel) didn't lapse into preachiness and imprecision at times. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Obviously a labor of love for all involved, including GOP mayoral candidate Michael Bloomberg, who bankrolled the production and receives full producer credit. He deserves it. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    A cautionary tale that's harrowing, heartbreaking and -- especially given the times, when Americans seem all-too-ready to once again judge people as a threat solely by their appearance -- disturbingly resonant. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's a good film but an over-obvious one. I wish I'd liked it more. show more

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