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Waiting for Anya (2020)

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Adapted from the novel by the author of War Horse, Waiting for Anya follows Jo Lalande (Noah Schnapp), a thirteen-year-old shepherd boy, and reclusive widow Horcada (Anjelica Huston), who come together with their village to help smuggle Jewish children into Spain during the harrows of WWII.

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Budget limitations, tonal inconsistencies and several creaky supporting performances are just some of the elements that scupper this worthy if ultimately inept Michael Morpurgo adaptation.

February 24, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The film is gorgeous to look at, all alpine meadow flowers and glorious green mountains. But the drama loses momentum pretty early on.

February 20, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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It's the kind of film that's good news for anyone with a book report due on the source, but can't be recommended under any other circumstances.

February 17, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Despite the obvious sincerity of the filmmakers, the best efforts of Jean Reno and Anjelica Huston, and some lovely scenery, it remains overly didactic.

February 7, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

This adaptation of Michael Morpugo's children's novel means well, but its insipid approach to history makes watching it feel like a homework assignment.

February 6, 2020 | Full Review…

As harrowing as Jo's ordeal may be, the movie doesn't fail to provide the obligatory uplift.

February 6, 2020 | Full Review…

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