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Based on 15 Reviews
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Some of that emotion inevitably makes its way into our perception of the film, which elevates it somewhat, but only to the level of mediocrity. show more

  • 20
    New York Daily News

    While a noble, inspiring story, the filmmaking is blunt rather than intelligent. show more

  • 60
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Motivated by an earnest need to inspire, Schmidt's debut suffers from stiffness but improves as it goes, the tension of its plot overcoming many dramatic failings. show more

  • 75
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Walking With the Enemy is a powerful piece of filmmaking that examines history and heroism with big-screen artistry, imagination and thrills. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Walking with the Enemy may not be another “Schindler’s List” (Ben Kingsley has a small but important role as Hungary’s deposed regent) but it’s handsomely photographed (A-list vet Dean Cundey) in Romania and a compelling addition to the Shoah canon. show more

  • 50
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    As earnest and heartfelt as a movie can be, Walking With the Enemy is, unfortunately, a plodding and clunky drama that never misses an opportunity to embrace a cliché. show more

  • 50
    Peter Keough Boston Globe

    Does not sink to the bathos of Roberto Benigni’s Oscar-winning film (“Life Is Beautiful”), but it does reduce a period of irredeemable horror to the heroics of a single person. show more

  • 50
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    After Walking with the Enemy, two hours and four minutes of torture, rape and mass shootings, you’ll feel you’ve been tested, too. show more

  • 40
    Jordan Hoffman The Dissolve

    In the spaces between the hackneyed dialogue, ham-handed score, and poor acting, Walking With The Enemy eventually wins its sole victory: a desire to look the story up on Wikipedia later that day. That may be a small triumph, but it’s hardly the mark of fine cinema. show more

  • 50
    Justin Chang Variety

    Made with obvious passion and drive, but also a nagging predilection for Holocaust-drama cliches. show more

  • May 28, 2014 mjd8136
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    not a stephen spielberg production. shoukd have been in black and white. acting not great eichman came across as stiff, the one with rhe scar was believable. girlfriend wore many different outfits for a war torn country.

  • April 29, 2014 aniko.mattison
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    Excellent movie and true to history. The film was based on a true story and it is well portrayed. A little bit of too much violence but that is the way it was during the war. Very good and engaging movie, well worth to see and has a good ending.

  • April 27, 2014 everrite
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    Mirian Bale of th New York Daily News gave this movie one star saying, &********* a story of a Jew trying to escape Hungry in a Nazi disguise. I would suggest that if Ms. Bale wants to be a movie critic, she should go see the movie before reviewing it.

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