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Fresh: One of the most indelible Holocaust films ever made.
- David Edelstein, Slate, Saturday, August 11, 2007
Fresh: POWERFUL seems too small a word to describe The Pianist, a masterpiece from a master film-maker.
- Shannon J. Harvey, Sunday Times (Australia), Thursday, June 24, 2010
Schindler's List, the ultimate holocast drama, was told from the viewpoint of Oscar Schindler the anti-hero no-jew who becomes their saviour, whereas The Pianist is told solely and intimately from the viewpoint of a Jewish pianist in the Warsaw ghetto. Adrien Brody is shateringly powerful in his meek silence, deserving of his Oscar. The Pianist is haunting, the scene in which the SS officer has him play the piano is one of the most powerful scenes I have ever seen. An essential film.
- smith44, Friday, February 5, 2010
Great acting from Adrian Brody, the man deserve the Oscar.... Holocaust always be a good material for every good movie.
- citawijaya, Wednesday, June 24, 2009
One of the most beautiful to look at haunting survivor stories I have ever seen. Adrien Brody (who deserved the Oscar this film brought him) is brilliant as a talented Polish Jew musician whose life and career suddenly get interrupted due to World War II and the Holocaust. This is Roman Polanski's most personal film, as he added in elements from his own life and history, and overall, this may very well be his most powerful and riveting film as well. This is a heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting tale that needs to be seen by everyone.
- cosmo313, Saturday, January 24, 2009