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  • Summary: Set during the last days of World War II, this is the story of a Brooklyn man and his wife (Macy, Dern) who are mistaken for Jews by their anti-Semitic neighbors.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. 75
    Doesn't reach for reality; it's a deliberate attempt to look and feel like a 1940s social problems picture, right down to the texture of the color photography.
  2. About American anti-Semitism, but it's not a typical genteel "cause" movie.
  3. It's a good film but an over-obvious one. I wish I'd liked it more.
  4. 60
    This insidiously complex satire is filled with apparent digressions, and our complete identification with the man occurs so gradually that it's impossible to pinpoint just when our previous disdain becomes a position of relative comfort.
  5. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    Seems embalmed in its own time, an earnest and handsomely crafted museum piece, not an urgent transposition of Miller's moral outrage to the new century.
  6. A movie worth viewing. Besides, it's the only movie to boast NYC millionaire mayor-elect Michael Bloomberg as its executive producer.
  7. Has a topsy-turvy sense of injustice.

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