Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Mark Zhuravsy
    Nov 18, 2012
    67
    Stumbles out of the gate with a pacing that suggests a stern history lesson, despite warm performances from the cast and a polished look.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Nov 11, 2012
    63
    A big, sorrowful, dramatically trite period epic about a bleak chapter in the history of modern France.
  3. Reviewed by: Ela Bittencourt
    Nov 11, 2012
    63
    Sentimentality may make the movie's agony more digestible, but its darkness resists any glossing over of what isn't only France's, but Europe's painful legacy.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Nov 11, 2012
    60
    It's a straightforward, heartfelt drama, well acted and well produced.
  5. Reviewed by: Jordan Mintzer
    Nov 11, 2012
    60
    Turning one of the darkest moments in modern French history into syrupy historical drama, writer-director Rose Bosch's The Round Up is a polished, pathos-driven re-creation of the Vichy regime's mass imprisonment and disposal of 13,000 Parisian Jews in summer 1942.
  6. Reviewed by: Stan Hall
    Nov 11, 2012
    58
    There are two halves to La Rafle. The successful one involves the personal tribulations of the families and other souls who were jammed into a Paris velodrome for days under intolerable conditions.
  7. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Nov 16, 2012
    50
    A well-meaning but inexpertly dramatized account of the roundup of 13,000 Parisian Jews in the summer of 1942.
  8. Reviewed by: Kate Taylor
    Nov 11, 2012
    50
    It is a paint-by-numbers Holocaust movie, scrupulously balanced, always cautious, occasionally clich├ęd, often sentimental.
  9. Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    Nov 13, 2012
    40
    Treading on a shameful piece of French history, Bosch bizarrely intercuts scenes of Hitler, Himmler, and Hess working out the logistics of the exportations, in vignettes that smack of "Inglourious Basterds" farce, but otherwise, she's got a steady grip on the tear-jerking, if that's your awards-season cocktail.
  10. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Nov 13, 2012
    40
    The movie succeeds in generating only mild outrage, tempered by impeccable tastefulness and the safe distance of time.
  11. Reviewed by: Bernard Besserglik
    Nov 11, 2012
    40
    A bankable cast, a hint of controversy and high production values may play in their favor commercially, but Bosch and her producer-husband Ilan Goldman have come dangerously close to making a feel-good movie about the Holocaust.

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