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  • Summary: Adam Resurrected follows former Berlin magician and circus impresario Adam Stein, an enthralling, enigmatic patient at the Seizling Institute, a remote Israeli rehabilitation outpost for Holocaust survivors. Entertainer, clairvoyant, sophisticate and lothario, Stein veers from brilliance to eroticism, horror and madness, with flashbacks to the physical and psychological demoralization he endured under Commandant Klein in the Stellring death camp. Stein appears to have everyone stymied and overawed, but an unusual new patient seems to have the magnetic power to break him free of the grip of his relentless torment. (Bleiberg Entertainment) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: F. X. Feeney
    100
    One cannot recommend this film strongly enough.
  2. The madness of Holocaust survivors is here played mainly for dark comedy. The film's dazzling central performance in a mental institute finds Jeff Goldblum in the role of his career.
  3. 75
    In a stunning lead performance, Goldblum stars as a brilliant, apolitical jester.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    Largely set in two of the least appetizing locations imaginable, a concentration camp and an insane asylum, this is a rigorously made film that does almost nothing to invite the viewer into its world.
  5. The director, Paul Schrader, tries for cleansing audacity, but ends up too close to farce.
  6. The film is so flat that it leaves you wondering if Mr. Kaniuk's book is ultimately untranslatable to the screen.
  7. 38
    Goldblum's wobbly German accent and the staginess of the script doom this effort by Paul Schrader ("American Gigolo").

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  1. JayH
    Sep 11, 2009
    5
    Often unpleasant to watch and overall it is just not an appealing film. There are so many better holocaust films out there, this is too often tedious and seems far longer than its 106 minute length. Jeff Goldblum does well, but his German accent needs work. Expand