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About the Movie
Based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, "Everything is Illuminated" tells the story of a young man's quest to find the woman who saved his grandfather in a small Ukrainian town that was wiped off the map by the Nazi invasion. What starts out as a journey to piece together one family's story under absurd circumstances turns into a meaningful journey with a powerful series of revelations -- the importance of remembrance, the perilous nature of secrets, the legacy of the Holocaust, and the meaning of friendship.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 119
- Fresh: 79
- Rotten: 40
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Every novel cannot be a movie, and this one should not have been.
Fresh: Schreiber's images -- a graveyard of old war machines, a field of sunflowers -- are impressive and help convey the wonderful idea behind Everything Is Illuminated: that no matter who we are or where we live, we are all connected.
Fresh: A film that grows in reflection.
Fresh: It's profound in the way that life is profound in hindsight, its view of the past both fixed in history and mutable in the telling. And it's exquisitely tender.
One of my all time favorites
I saw this movie for the first time a year ago, and immediately fell in love. The characters are relatable and great, the dialogue is funny and sharp, and the film has a really moving story and message. It isn't really anything like the book for those who've read it, but definitely still gets five stars from me! Certainly worth all $10 of your money.
Absolutely amazing and breathtaking. By far one of my favorite movies of all time
Great Movie - Great Story - Great Dialog - Not So Good Title
The title of this movie put me off at first, but after reading the other positive reviews I rented this movie. Fantastic first rate story telling.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2005
- © 2005 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.