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Return to the Hiding Place

By Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Uneven faith-based drama has lots of war/Holocaust violence.

Movie PG-13 2014 102 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+
This movie has an additional language issue not included in the ratings ... there's an instance of blasphemy (taking the Lord's name in vain).

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Viewers may find it difficult to determine whether Hans' faith-driven mission or Piet and Aty's heart-wrenching romance is the movie's main focus. Which is surprising, as the directors worked closely with the real-life Hans Poley to tell the stories of the unsung teenage heroes of the Dutch Resistance. Compared to the many suspenseful, dangerous rescue missions, the picturesque scenes of Piet and Aty surrounded by Dutch tulips feel out of place. To move from fast-paced action to blissful romance to disturbing Holocaust violence without smooth transitions is a jarring experience.

Still, the thought-provoking discussions that Hans has with Eusi (John Rhys-Davies) -- a Jew hiding at Corrie's -- about the power of faith (as well as the motivational speech about perseverance that Hans gives to the teens who doubt they're making any significant impact) highlight his selflessness and bravery. Viewers may feel inspired to get involved in current social issues. As Hans points out, "If not us, then who?"

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