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  • Summary: This haunting and powerful comedy is both the story of a village's dream and a suspenseful tale of great escape. (Paramount Classics)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Jim Sullivan
    88
    Another phantasmagorical tale of life among the Nazis, is upon us. This one works much better.
  2. 80
    Every bit as reverent as "Schindler's List," and no less successful.
  3. 80
    It's entertainment that never lets us off the hook.
  4. Far superior to either "Life Is Beautiful" or "Jakob the Liar."
  5. What saves Train of Life from sinking into sudsy Holocaust kitsch is its sustained comic buoyancy.
  6. Less-than-scintillating spin on "Life Is Beautiful."
  7. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    29
    Even if the antic futility of attempting to get an entire shtetl to pull together in the face of genocide is your idea of a day at the races, don't laugh too hard -- the out-of-nowhere ending will make you choke on every chuckle.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Daniel
    Nov 27, 2006
    10
    Powerful experience!!!

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