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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • February 14, 2014 Susi
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    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.