Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    80
    In its own quiet way, it's among the most important films you're likely to see this year.
  2. A poignant, deeply ­intimate history of one family.
  3. 75
    Much more rewarding than its earnest title or its very modest production values -- it's basically an ambitious home video -- would suggest.
  4. Reviewed by: Karen Heller
    75
    The coda to this fine, loving tribute offers restitution, though no tidy resolution.
  5. 75
    What's unique about this documentary is that it grips history with both hands, shakes it, examines it, and exits with the entire wrinkled contents bravely in tow.
  6. In effect an elaborate home movie. But its examination of the long-lasting effects of evil on the psyche of its victims and their descendants is both thoughtful and much needed in these increasingly polarized times.
  7. Reviewed by: Kevin Crust
    70
    Heartfelt and deeply moving.
  8. 70
    Offers no answers and is all the more moving for it. An honest befuddlement may be the most apt and true response to the world as it is.
  9. Reviewed by: Nicole Arthur
    70
    Thoughtful documentary.
  10. Menachem Daum and Oren Rudavsky succeed. Their documentary Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust is, of all things, timely. It is also courageous.
  11. 60
    In the current flood of Holocaust documentaries, stories of righteous gentiles abound, but the singular beauty of Hiding and Seeking is its delicate but relentless probing of ambiguous motivation on the one hand, and its hearteningly conciliatory spirit on the other.
  12. Reviewed by: Joshua Land
    60
    Philosophical ambitions notwithstanding, Hiding and Seeking is basically a personal essay, and the undeniably moving family saga takes over completely in the film's second half.
  13. Daum travels to Poland with his wife and their skeptical sons in this documentary, hoping to prove that people who are not Orthodox Jews like them are worthy of attention and compassion.

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