During World War II, a young Hungarian (Jonas Armstrong) disguises himself as a Nazi officer to save his family and thousands of his countrymen from the death camps.
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" A little-known tale of Jewish resistance during the final days of WWII gets tackled with appreciable ambition and blunt, sporadic emotional force in "Walking With the Enemy." "
" After 20 shaky opening minutes, first-time director Mark Schmidt finds his footing with this slightly overlong English-language Holocaust drama. "
" Its impact is special and inescapable. "
" [It's] constructed exactly like a middlebrow studio comedy but lacking the directorial verve that might make it play like one. "
" A badly written, poorly acted, bathetic pageant of bad wigs and worse accents, rendered with production values on a par with NBC's recent Sound of Music mummery. "
" A determined historical sweep masks a small-minded bid for easy outrage and heartstrings-pulling in the schematic World War II drama "Walking With the Enemy." "
" A plodding and clunky drama that never misses an opportunity to embrace a cliche. "
" A simple retelling of these stories would have been more dramatic, more effective and more powerful. "
" An old-school drama so sincere, yet so ham-fisted, it borders on parody. "
" As with many other WWII films, it takes genuinely stirring source material -- a young Hungarian man poses as a Nazi to find his dislocated family -- and reduces it to its most shopworn components. "
" Constant title cards introducing historical figures suggest the work of a completist rather than a filmmaker who has focused the material. "
" It does reduce a period of irredeemable horror to the heroics of a single person. "
" The film is as dramatically inert as its origins are inspirational. "
" The film is so emotionally obvious and awkwardly handled that it doesn't deserve much consideration as a political or historical statement ... "
" The title "Walking With the Enemy" suggests a peculiar lack of urgency, so it's a disappointingly accurate handle indeed. "
" This is a dark, horrible history, and yet there are times when "Walking With the Enemy" feels like "To Be Or Not to Be," only without Jack Benny, or like "Hogan's Heroes" without the jokes. "
" Unfortunately, the nuances of these intense scenarios are lost in favor of action beats and a bombastic orchestral score. "
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