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  • Summary: The heartbreaking story of a Jewish family living in Nazi-era Czechoslovakia.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Despite a somewhat unpolished look and a few slips into cliche, the film makes up in sincerity what it lacks in sophistication.
  2. It is crucial when viewing All My Loved Ones, with its fine ensemble cast and well-evoked sense of time and place, to remember that it unfolds as a recollection of David, a boy of perhaps 10 in 1938.
  3. 60
    It traces a sustained and moving portrait of the worldly Sam, whose despair as the society he embraced abandons him is both clear-eyed and devastating.
  4. 50
    A situation of such inherent drama only suffers from the director's attempts to intensify it, and eventually, the scenes of professional and personal rejection begin to suffer from an overabundance of pathos.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    The final moment of Minac's film is a powerful tribute to Winton's heroism and the magnitude of his achievement, easily eclipsing the 90 minutes that precede it.
  6. 50
    The movie is loaded with good intentions, but in his zeal to squeeze the action and our emotions into the all-too-familiar dramatic arc of the Holocaust escape story, Minac drains his movie of all individuality.
  7. 38
    "Schindler's List" it ain't, and the whole is rendered occasionally surreal by Janusz Stoklosa's laughably heavy-handed score.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. LeeAnnH.
    Nov 25, 2005
    10
    One reviewer say it "suffer[s] from an overabundance of pathos. " I think may of the professional reviewers suffer from an overabundance of One reviewer say it "suffer[s] from an overabundance of pathos. " I think may of the professional reviewers suffer from an overabundance of sophistication, which lessens their ability to experience compassion and an open heart. Expand