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Fighter Reviews

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June 27, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 9, 2003
'A humanistic piece about how the Holocaust, fascism, and the Second World War left permanent emotional scars on everyone who lived through it.'
Read More | Original Score: 75/100
April 9, 2002
No larger aspect of what is in this film can be new to us; but seeing it in this old-friends perspective gives all of it, familiar and new, a novel effect.
February 26, 2002
What unfolds onscreen is remarkable: The passions and arguments of the past are resurrected in the present.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 10, 2002
Bar-Lev's intimacy with his subjects is remarkable, and it allows him to reveal how these men have managed to become and remain friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 24, 2002
Reminds us that different people react to madness -- in this case, the Holocaust -- in different ways.
December 6, 2001
Spending time with these guys is an invigorating treat.
November 27, 2001
Even if these guys hadn't each gone through so much strife and real tragedy in their life, they're just interesting right now to see them going back and forth.
November 26, 2001
Less a document of wartime experience than of the mentality one needs to maintain in order to be a fighter, and the danger of attacking, however benignly, cherished beliefs.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 16, 2001
It's a rarity these days: a film that will leave you thinking.
October 25, 2001
Even though I'm not sure it should have even been made, the final product is at least emotionally impressive and absolutely debate inspiring.
October 25, 2001
Not surprisingly, it's moving; but it's also endlessly engaging, uproariously funny at moments, informative, and eventually touching in ways one might not have expected.
October 18, 2001
A tale of a remarkable friendship between two wise, witty men.
October 11, 2001
Even when the bickering diminishes the impact of the story, Wiener himself makes Fighter another interesting story to come out of World War II atrocities.
October 11, 2001
A fascinating real-life narrative documentary of two men who become friends in America after having taken two different paths to survive the Holocaust that consumed the rest of their families.
September 18, 2001
Shapes up as one of the great documentaries of this year, or any other.
August 24, 2001
A fascinating meditation on the nature of heroism and survival.
August 24, 2001
Historically and emotionally potent -- as well as the funniest movie of the summer, thanks mostly to Lustig's understated but pungent wit.
August 24, 2001
It ponders in a refreshingly original way unanswerable questions about memory, imagination, history and that elusive thing we call truth.
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