• Release Date: Nov 18, 2011
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Feb 11, 2012
    80
    Steven Meyer's deeply affecting documentary, narrated by Laurie Anderson, takes us back to a camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, Majdanek, in order to honor those who left everything behind.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Feb 11, 2012
    70
    With the survivors' physical presence amongst Nazi slaughterhouses as its own powerful statement, Buried Prayers is a nonfiction work that confronts Holocaust atrocities from a piercing ground-level view.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Feb 11, 2012
    70
    The film would be stronger if it told us a little more about what the survivors have been doing since the camp was liberated by the Soviets in 1944, but their reactions to revisiting the camp are wrenching to watch.
  4. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Feb 11, 2012
    50
    Steven Meyer's documentary treads a middle ground between illumination and cheap waterworks.
  5. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Feb 11, 2012
    40
    Documentary's insistent inflation of buried gold jewelry and watches into symbols of heroic defiance and transcendental tragedy rings hollow in the wake of weightier Holocaust testimonials.

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