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Adam Resurrected

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Adam Resurrected

Adam Resurrected

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
106 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/12/08
performer:
Jeff Goldblum, Moritz Bleibtreu, Willem Dafoe
director:
Paul Schrader
distributor:
Bleiberg Entertainment
author:
74243
genre:
Drama, War

We gave it a C

Jeff Goldblum, with his ironic domineering smirk, is Adam Stein, a Holocaust survivor and mental patient who lords it over an Israeli insane asylum like a Jewish vaudeville R.P. McMurphy; they should have called this One Flew Over the Meshuggenah’s Nest. Adam Resurrected flashes back to Stein’s days as a prisoner, where he saved his hide — but lost his soul — by literally pretending to be the Nazi commandant’s dog. The director, Paul Schrader, tries for cleansing audacity, but ends up too close to farce. C

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