Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Loren King
    Apr 17, 2012
    75
    In the end, what makes Inside Hana's Suitcase so powerful is the most traditional technique of all: authentic and eloquent storytelling by memorable characters.
  2. 75
    What always feels genuine, movingly so, are the faces of the school children caught up in their account of the unforgotten past.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Apr 17, 2012
    75
    Although their responses too often seem rehearsed, their innocence is touching and redemptive.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Apr 17, 2012
    60
    A documentary saga of heartbreaking concentration-camp horrors, Inside Hana's Suitcase attempts to preserve Holocaust memories through frustratingly fractured means.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Apr 18, 2012
    50
    Subject matter this powerfully charged shouldn't feel like a study aid.
  6. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Apr 17, 2012
    50
    It would be odd not to feel something about Hana and the Brady family, but Inside Hana's Suitcase feels more like a historical teaching aid than like a great movie.
  7. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Apr 17, 2012
    25
    A film relating a story of the Holocaust is destined to provoke a number of adjectives, but "cloying" shouldn't be one of them.

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