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Forgiving Dr. Mengele Review

  • Release Date: May 18, 2006
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 22 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Bob Hercules, Cheri Pugh

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    69

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    In many respects, Forgiving Dr. Mengele is an ordinary documentary, stylistically and technically unexceptional. But its subject enobles the work. So does Kor : determined, indomitable, and by the end of the movie, a symbol herself of both survival and mercy.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    This uneven but riveting documentary chronicles Kor's journey to a kind of grace little understood (or appreciated) by many fellow Jews and survivors.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    A worthy addition to the ever-growing canon of Holocaust-related films.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety Joe Leydon

    An impressively polished documentary by Bob Hercules and Cheri Hughes. Perhaps even more thought-provoking than its co-helmers intended, pic is bound to spark conversations and debate.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    The very title suggests that this compelling and provocative film is going to be different from other Holocaust documentaries.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    This moving film explores the trauma of a Holocaust survivor with rare complexity.

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