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  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    An exquisite and powerful documentary -- one whose elegance only heightens its devastating impact. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It's astonishing, and moving. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Explores the comparatively enlightened Berlin culture that had allowed homosexuality to flourish in intellectual and social circles before the Nazis forcibly changed the national mind-set. show more

  • 88
    Miami Herald

    It's an eye opener to how quickly a society can switch from being open and tolerant to pointing fingers -- and worse -- at those deemed different. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    Soberly, deeply effective. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Victimization of homosexuals during the Holocaust era has often been overlooked. Epstein and Friedman lucidly recount this woeful history, with help from Everett's articulate narration. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A worthy addition to the growing canon of Holocaust documentaries. show more

  • 70
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Evokes feelings of fascination and heartbreak, as well as a sense of disbelief. show more

  • 83
    Portland Oregonian

    Perhaps the most disturbing fact in the film comes in the text at the end: Paragraph 175 remained on the books in both halves of postwar Germany until the late 1960s. show more

  • 90
    Ella Taylor L.A. Weekly

    Speaks so eloquently for itself, there's not much more for me to do than urge you to get over to the Nuart for the one week it's playing in Los Angeles. show more

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