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      Simon and the Oaks

      Released Oct 12, 2012 2 hr. 2 min. Drama List
      56% 34 Reviews Tomatometer 55% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Simon goes to college where he meets Isak, the son of a wealthy Jewish bookseller who has fled the persecution. The families of the two boys become intertwined in unexpected ways as war wages across Europe. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Oct 01 Buy Now

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      Gorptholemew T 🍅 6.3/10 It was very interesting in the beginning, and held my attention until they skipped a whole entire fucking war I mean at least Bill Skarsgård was there, so why am I complaining?. Honestly even with the problems this film still contains some emotional beats that do land pretty well as it's complimented by the cinematography and great acting especially by bill skarsgård but it has some sort of atmosphere or comforting element that at least makes it a positive for me. Grade B Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/16/24 Full Review Serge L The nazi inspired another story. This one did not need nazi all that much and could have happened in another time in the past. I liked the story that was not all sweet but contained a lot of real life elements. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/18/18 Full Review Audience Member Well made Swedish WWII film with good cinematography and production design. I wish it had a bit more emotional pull, but maybe a second viewing down the road will endear it more to me. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member good period pic-gr8 story Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member January or February 2012after Palm Spring and At Landmark's suggestion. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member The first half was good but this was too many movies crammed into one. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Austin Chronicle Rated: 2.5/5 Jan 22, 2013 Full Review Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle Significant enough to be name-checked in the title, the trees hang over the film, threatening to impose heavy metaphor on what is otherwise a straightforward family saga. Rated: 2.5/5 Nov 9, 2012 Full Review Tom Long Detroit News "Simon and the Oaks" branches out in ways unusual and interesting enough to hold your attention and then even shake it a bit. Rated: B- Nov 9, 2012 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com It's simply a good film that could have been so much more. Rated: 3.5/4.0 Sep 23, 2020 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row It hits all the right notes amid potentially cliched elements, adding up to a film of beguiling skill with a surprising emotional punch. Rated: 3/4 Aug 6, 2019 Full Review Kelly Jane Torrance Washington Examiner It deserves credit for exploring a familiar tragedy in a new way, giving Swedes and non-Swedes alike much to think about as we consider our culpability in the many crimes, small and large, humanity is sadly still capable of committing. Rated: 2.5/4 Dec 20, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Simon goes to college where he meets Isak, the son of a wealthy Jewish bookseller who has fled the persecution. The families of the two boys become intertwined in unexpected ways as war wages across Europe.
      Director
      Lisa Ohlin
      Screenwriter
      Marnie Blok, Lisa Ohlin
      Distributor
      The Film Arcade
      Production Co
      Film Väst, Götafilm, Filmkameratene A/S, Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv, Asta Film
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Swedish
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 12, 2012, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 3, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $75.3K
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