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Jakob the Liar

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Jakob the Liar

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
120 minutes
performer:
Alan Arkin, Robin Williams, Bob Balaban
director:
Peter Kassovitz
author:
Peter Kassovitz
genre:
Comedy, Drama

We gave it a C-

This role must have hit Williams right in his sensitive-man sweet spot: He gets to cry and dance with children, mug and display innocent wonder. As Jakob Heym — a Polish Jew who brings hope to the WWII ghetto by projecting good news from a nonexistent radio — he also gets to be kinda annoying. C-

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