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2.7
111 Ratings

Denial

Directed by Mick Jackson
United Kingdom, 2016
Drama, Biography, History

Synopsis

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

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Denial Directed by Mick Jackson

Critics reviews

The characters’ mission leads them to the gates of Auschwitz itself, where Rampton coldly scrutinizes the interior of a gas chamber and the bombed-out remnants of a crematorium, searching for the incontrovertible evidence that will prove Irving’s undoing. Whether such evidence actually exists is one of the questions that makes “Denial” inescapably fascinating, despite its paint-by-numbers filmmaking and a premise as absurd, in its own way, as Irving’s lawsuit.
September 16, 2016
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A refined, almost dry chamber piece – a fact which will divide audiences. Yet director Mick Jackson remains steadfast in his sombre approach to Hare’s satisfyingly rich screenplay, confident in its power and that of the assembled cast.
September 12, 2016
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A movie that stayed rigorously inside its heroine’s muzzled sense of frustration could be compelling, but Jackson keeps cutting to superfluous subplots, and practices the worst sort of dishonest, audience-baiting manipulation in the home stretch.
September 07, 2016
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