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  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It's always dispiriting to see an ideal subject given shallow treatment, and one spends most of this documentary wishing a more experienced director had made it. show more

  • 90
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Few will be unmoved by this film's subjects, including the great niece of Herman Goering and the daughter of concentration camp commandant Amon Goeth, as they relate the heavy burdens stemming from their fateful lineage. show more

  • 50
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    The moral weight of Hitler's Children is unmistakable. So is that weight's inertness. show more

  • 50
    Slant Magazine

    The film drains its subjects of the shame forced on them by Nazi ancestors and yet has difficulty arriving at an effective, constructive thesis. show more

  • 90
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Quiet, simple and soaked in sorrow, Hitler's Children takes a stripped-down approach to an emotionally sophisticated subject. show more

  • 80
    Village Voice

    Interweaving interviews and footage of Rainer Hess's first trip to Auschwitz, Hitler's Children is a powerful and well-judged presentation of the stories and their impossibilities. show more

  • 80
    Variety

    The sins of the fathers have seldom weighed so heavy as in the odd, intriguing and ultimately moving Hitler's Children. show more

  • 70
    Los Angeles Times

    Though Ze'evi's creative choices don't always serve the material — he unwisely attempts to pump up the emotional volume with an intrusive music score — his compassion for his subjects is clear, and their straightforward testimony is provocative. show more

  • 75
    The A.V. Club

    The subjects of Hitler's Children all speak about the actions of their infamous forebears with shame, shock, or disgust, but they also make it clear this isn't true of everyone in their families. show more

  • February 26, 2013 bo00000000138495
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    With is and incredibly powerful Documentary

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