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Prisoner of Paradise Review

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

  • 4.0
    70

    out of 100

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

  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    What distinguishes Malcolm Clarke and Stuart Sender's film from the many similarly themed efforts that have preceded it is that it tells a morality tale of a man whose hubris partially led to his downfall and whose willingness to work for his Nazi overseers resulted in one of the most notorious propaganda films of the era.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Gerron's terrible film was never shown in the places it was meant for, but in Prisoner of Paradise it reveals a queasy corner of the Nazi mind that tried to imagine a concentration camp as it fantasized the inmates might have.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety Ken Eisner

    An important and smoothly mounted meditation on moral choices within the entertainment biz.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Village Voice J. Hoberman

    A fascinating and painful account of an entertainer trapped not only by his Jewishness but by his overwhelming need to make theater.

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