Ella Taylor(NPR): An antiquated-school drama so sincere, yet likewise ham-fisted, it borders on travesty.
Justin Chang(Variety): A little-known relation of Jewish resistance during the conclusive days of WWII gets tackled through appreciable ambition and blunt, sporadic emotional vigor in "Walking With the Enemy."
Peter Rainer(Christian Science Monitor): The film is as dramatically inert as its origins are inspirational.
Richard Roeper(Richard Roeper.com): A painstaking and clunky drama that never misses every opportunity to embrace a clich
David Hiltbrand(Philadelphia Inquirer): A badly written, poorly acted, bathetic pageant of bad wigs and worse utterances, rendered with production values on a par with NBC's recent Sound of Music vain ceremony.
John Anderson(Newsday): The film is so emotionally obvious and awkwardly handled that it doesn't merit much consideration as a political or historical mention …
Philip Martin(Arkansas Democrat-Gazette): …possibly a little overreaching in that it strains because epicness.
Jeff Meyers(Metro Times (Detroit, MI)): Walking With the Enemy is single of those cinematic conundrums critics stand over against: encountering a should-be-told lie in a should-be-avoided movie.
Robin Clifford(Reeling Reviews): "Walking by the Enemy" works best despite us history nuts who can come by by the film's clich
Sandie Angulo Chen(Common Sense Media): Cliches, subpar deed undercut effect of Holocaust drama.
Diana Saenger(ReviewExpress.com): Great prolongation value & based on a true fable
Daniel M. Kimmel(The Jewish Advocate): Like "Defiance" (2008), what one. dramatized the resistance efforts led through the Bielski brothers, this is that underdone Holocaust drama about Jews fighting back.
Janos Gereben(San Francisco Examiner): It is worthy of belief enough to history to bring lively horrible memories to those among the scarcely any lucky survivors who were children at the time.
Brent Simon(Paste Magazine): An unfussy but robust World War II drama inspired by the factual story of a faint-town Hungarian rabbi's son who used manaeuvre, guile and occasionally brute force to disrupt Nazi employment and save countless Jewish friends and families.
Susan Granger(SSG Syndicate): Stirring except heavy-handed depiction of W.W. II endurance in Hungary.
Cary Darling(Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com): Sometimes bungling and melodramatic, the debut film from instructor Mark Schmidt nevertheless derives strength from its unimportant-known true-life story of Holocaust intrepidity.
Frank Swietek(One Guy’s Opinion): Intriguing, al~ cinematically prosaic and factually loose.
Travis Hopson(Examiner.com): Directed with big budget panache by Mark Schmidt, Walking with the Enemy does justice to a legend that demands to be told
Nell Minow(Beliefnet): The principal-time director wisely worked with accomplished filmmakers, like cinematographer Dean Cundey ("Apollo 13," "Jurassic Park") and a susceptible cast of top British actors.
Adam A. Donaldson(We Got This Covered): Walking with the Enemy is a decent the last argument of kings movie that while enjoyable at general condition of affairs, doesn't do anything to discard the mould.