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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

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  • Summary: Chaja (Fraser), a young and free-spirted liberal Jewish girl in 1970's Amsterdam, becomes the nanny to a retarded Jewish boy in a strict Hassidic Family.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Krabbe attempts to stuff too many themes and subplots into the story.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    75
    The film is a thoughtful, but by no means somber, look at an issue that might strike a particular chord with Jews.
  3. An exceptional film -- unpacks long-buried suitcases, both figuratively and literally.
  4. After a dreadfully clunky start, Left Luggage picks up and becomes quite moving.
  5. 50
    One of those movies where the audience knows the message before the film begins and the characters are still learning it when the film ends.
  6. The drama has compelling moments and touches of imagination, but it relies more on sentiment than sense in conveying its messages about faith, family, and tradition.
  7. So intent on pushing its virtuous agenda that its characters often sound like mouthpieces parroting predigested attitudes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. ArnoldR.
    Jan 29, 2006
    10
    Best film I've seen in several years. This film is a work of art to be appreciated by small sophisticated audience.

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