Entertainment Weekly - 02/17/2012
"The fine Polish director Agnieszka Holland pays her respects with a daringly murky-looking movie that demands viewers enter the void too..." -- Grade: A-
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2012
"[M]uch of the journey is appropriately and memorably grim."
Total Film - 05/01/2012 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] bluntly realistic Holocaust drama....The film never hides its uncomfortable truths in the shadows."
A modest Polish sewer worker becomes a hero after rescuing a group of Jews from certain death during the Holocaust. Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, and Kinga Preis star in this inspirational World War II drama from two-time Academy Award nominee Agnieszka Holland (BITTERE ERNTE, EUROPA, EUROPA).