• Jakob the Liar (1999) Rating & Reviews

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  • Deserves a place alongside "Life Is Beautiful" and, yes, even "Schindler's List." show more

  • The self-congratulatory histrionics of Williams, lower lip trembling as he triumphs over torture in the name of the human spirit, represents a trend in Hollywood to make accessible melodrama out of unspeakable tragedy.

  • A trial of cliche, strained optimism, and dire quasi-comedy. show more

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