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      Edges of the Lord

      R 2001 1 hr. 35 min. History Drama War List
      Reviews 71% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A Jewish boy (Haley Joel Osment) finds shelter with a priest (Willem Dafoe) and a family of peasants after the Nazis invade Poland. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 03 Buy Now

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      Audience Member I never lose my shock when I watch something about the Holocaust and WWII. This movie was no different. So heart wrenching, especially knowing this kind of stuff really happened. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Great gem of a film. Sad that this was not given even a limited release and is a movie lost and forgotten just like the subjects in the movie. Liam Hess is outstanding in his innocence but more so, his extremely pertinent and haunting sadness depicted through his eyes. For a boy his age, he far exceeds in skill than most of Hollywood teen actors. Background score was a bit much but the movie was a great watch for its portrayal of conflict in kids and their maturity through diversity. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Great gem of a film. Sad that this was not given even a limited release and is a movie lost and forgotten just like the subjects in the movie. Liam Hess is outstanding in his innocence but more so, his extremely pertinent and haunting sadness depicted through his eyes. For a boy his age, he far exceeds in skill than most of Hollywood teen actors. Background score was a bit much but the movie was a great watch for its portrayal of conflict in kids and their maturity through diversity. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Haley Joel Osment shines in this film. All the kid actors in this film are really good. Even Willem Dafoe does a great job playing the priest. The film reminded me of the movie, I Am David. I thought that film was much better than this one. I am surprised that the film didn't get a theatrical release. One problem that I had with the film was that I thought a lot of the adult actors were miscast. That was a bit distracting to me. Also the scenes of violence involving children were shocking. It reminded me of scenes that I would see in Lord of the Flies. There is one shocking scene in this film that reminded me of a famous scene in the film Hounddog starring Dakota Fanning. I know it is to show the horror during that time period, but I thought that the way it was handled here, wasn't done correctly. I do recommend the film especially for the performances of Haley, Willem, and the children in the movie. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Frances H Poignant, deeply moving story of a Jewish boy hidden by a rural Polish family during the Holocaust and his interaction with the neighboring group of children and the community that shelters him, Told from a child's point of view, it shows how the cruelty and bravery of those around them deeply effects their lives. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/13 Full Review Audience Member An excellent little movie. Inevitably a sad movie yet containing much that is inspiring and some that is funny. The acting is all very good, especially by the child actors. Even those in some small roles do a fine job. Haley Joel Osment is, as usual, outstanding but a young British actor named Liam Hess outshines even Osment's performance. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...remains an almost painfully dull piece of work throughout most of its interminable running time... Rated: 1.5/4 Apr 10, 2008 Full Review John J. Puccio Movie Metropolis ...a gutsy little film that dares to show us an intimate, child's point of view on the horrific events of Europe during World War II. Rated: 7/10 Jan 9, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A Jewish boy (Haley Joel Osment) finds shelter with a priest (Willem Dafoe) and a family of peasants after the Nazis invade Poland.
      Director
      Yurek Bogayevicz
      Executive Producer
      Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short
      Screenwriter
      Yurek Bogayevicz
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      History, Drama, War
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 8, 2020
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