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85

Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. An exquisite and powerful documentary -- one whose elegance only heightens its devastating impact.
  2. 90
    Speaks so eloquently for itself, there's not much more for me to do than urge you to get over to the Nuart for the one week it's playing in Los Angeles.
  3. At once admirable and deeply unsettling.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    90
    The definitive screen chronicle to date of homosexual persecution under the Third Reich.
  5. It's astonishing, and moving.
  6. Reviewed by: Marta Barber
    88
    It's an eye opener to how quickly a society can switch from being open and tolerant to pointing fingers -- and worse -- at those deemed different.
  7. Soberly, deeply effective.
  8. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    83
    Perhaps the most disturbing fact in the film comes in the text at the end: Paragraph 175 remained on the books in both halves of postwar Germany until the late 1960s.

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