Walking with the Enemy

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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age 14+

Cliches, subpar acting undercut effect of Holocaust drama.

PG-13 2014 126 minutes

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age 16+

Hungarian Resistance Against Nazis and One Unlikely Hero

This film tells the story of a Hungarian Jew who takes a stand against the Arrow Cross Party (the Hungarian fascists in league with the Nazis) and the German SS. Donning an SS uniform, the main character of this film, Elek Cohen, tries to save as many Jews as he can, often throwing himself in harms way and being forced to endure the constant scenes of death. He never gives up, saying that the Nazis took everything from him and that he has nothing left to lose. It's a very heartbreaking story, one that shows the evil of mankind, not only the Germans, but also how the Jews' Hungarian neighbors turned against them and allied with Hitler. This film contains a lot of Holocaust and war violence. Most of the shootings take place off-screen (there's no gore) but it's still very intense for younger viewers. There's one scene where a soldier follows a girl home and tries to violate her while she is screaming. It's a disturbing scene but there's nothing explicit or anything like that. Mild language. A few kisses. 4/5.

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age 16+

Excellent quality, very good movie

Not going to lie, this is an INTENSE movie. It starts off a little more relaxed, but once it gets going, it never lets up. No serious swearing, but a lot of violence. Be prepared for a tough but GOOD movie. Excellent acting, and overall, just a great quality film.

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