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The Search

  • Rated NR


In post-World War II Germany, a small boy who survived Auschwitz wanders aloneferal, mute and terrified. The Search vividly captures the horrifying human cost of war.

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: The Search, in our estimation, is a major revelation in our times.

- Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 2003


- Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: A moving wartime drama about orphaned children that's directed in a simple semi-documentary style.

- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Great looking film in war torn Germany. It's about a holocaust surviving kid who's wondering around Berlin alone and befriends a G.I.(Monty). Monty takes him in teaches him English,how to drive,etc... It's Keith's wet dream.

- codyfranklin2, Thursday, May 8, 2008

4 stars

This is such an excellent and moving drama. In one of Montgomery Clift's earliest roles, he displays his great gift for acting. He is very well cast. Aline MacMahon delivers a very well thought out performance. The key to the importance of this film is the realistic approach it takes to the subject matter. It is very believably done. Wonderful cinematography.It was nominated for four Academy Awards, screenplay, director Fred Zinnemann and Clift for best actor. It won for motion picture story. Beautifully done.

- jam233, Thursday, April 8, 2010

5 stars

This is an excellent movie with Montgomery Clift. Great actor and great story. Good luck finding it though.

- msharvie, Tuesday, July 24, 2007