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The Guardian

The crystalline black-and-white cinematography exalts its moments of intimate grimness and its dreamlike showpieces of theatrical display. It is an elliptical, episodic story of imprisonment and escape, epic in scope.

Read review Peter Bradshaw
Los Angeles Times

"This is an achingly personal story - the romantic leads are named after Pawlikowski's own parents, to whom the film is dedicated - and also a sadly resigned one".

Justin Chang

"It's a brave thing, to tell a story by omission, but Pawlikowski almost pulls it off".

Read review David Ehrlich
Time Out

"One of the most colorful things you'll ever see in black and white".

Read review Philip De Semlyen

"It deftly walks the line between appropriately somber and great, sophisticated fun".

Read review Stephanie Zacharek