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  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The new film may not qualify for masterpiece status, but it's an enthralling portrait of a man — an exceptionally brilliant and articulate man — who personified the courage, complexity and moral ambiguity of his tortured time. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Though it’s more testimonial exhibit than movie, “Unjust” remains a crucial document. show more

  • 90
    Ella Taylor NPR

    Murmelstein died in Rome in 1989, and having witnessed the terrible dilemmas he suffered and the mass rescues he pulled off, we can only be glad that he escaped the snap judgments of the social-media age. show more

  • 88
    RogerEbert.com

    My hunch is that most viewers, whatever their previous views on this fraught subject, will come away not only fascinated but largely convinced by Murmelstein. show more

  • 75
    Bill Stamets Chicago Sun-Times

    Murmelstein answers his accusers in The Last of the Unjust. Over a compelling three hours and 38 minutes. show more

  • 75
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Lanzmann, for his part, begins the interview with a sharp, probing manner; by the end, the filmmaker’s questions and body language are conveying something altogether different. show more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    Claude Lanzmann's film doesn't so much strive to elucidate the Shoah as to draw us into its infinite moral complexities. show more

  • 80
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    Lanzmann’s feisty exchanges with Murmelstein, a brilliant talker, become an emotional symbol for the pursuit of slippery truth, while the filmmaker’s recently shot footage of Yom Kippur services show a way of life in robust continuation. show more

  • 50
    Mike D'Angelo The Dissolve

    It’s a valuable historical document, to be sure; as a movie, however, it’s a dry, grueling experience, lacking Shoah’s monumental grandeur. show more

  • 83
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    The Last of the Unjust rewards those willing to invest in Lanzmann's pensive technique with a complex tale that's alternately sad, enlightening, unexpectedly witty and ultimately exhausting, but carried along throughout by Lanzmann's commitment. show more

  • February 14, 2014 Susi
    Report This User

    Intellectually stimulating and morally complex but it would have been far less painful had the producers or editors incorporated more photos and historical film clips to bring life to a film that suffers from length and a sleep-inducing monotoned interview. Should have been no more than 2.5 hours.

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