Jakob The Liar details
|Starring:||Liev Schreiber, Alan Arkin, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Robin Williams|
Jakob The Liar
|Run time:||1 hour 55 minutes|
|Rental release:||08 Mar 2004|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish|
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FantasticBy Ellie from Nottingham , 15 May 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]As always, any movie starring Robin Williams has something special!
This is the story about a Jew in the Ghettos in Poland during the war, who gets caught in a tangled web of accidental lies and inadvertently gives people the silver lining to their clouds - Hope.
A very serious subject portrayed brilliantly and thoughtfully, sometimes sad, sometimes funny.
I recommend this film as being well worth watching.
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Excellent - Williams at his best.By fedupdoug (8 reviews) , 17 Jul 2013Robin Williams shows what he can do with a good script and supporting actors. An excellent film, that made me laugh and cry and hate the Nazis.
Touching but a little predictable.By DJWOz (2 reviews) , 21 Feb 2013Although the plot for this film is pre-ordained, there are still some touching moments. At many times, the viewer follows the hopefulness of the Jews and at times can believe in the existance of the particular item (Not a spoiler). The ending is a little contrived and some of the performances are inconsistent (accents vary a great deal) however the performance of Williams rates perhaps in the B list of his movies. Not his worst, but certainly not his best.
I wish I had seen this film earlier!!By a customer , 11 Feb 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideA very enjoyable film! A very difficult subject to inject humour into but Williams and and Schrieber manage it it with consummate ease. Very sad at times but the relationships between the different characters provide a vibrancy and energy in a dark part of world history.
Lest we forgetBy PurpleErica (1 review) , 17 Jan 2013A wonderful story of hope, in exceptional circumstances. The story of Polish Jews living in the ghetto under Nazi rule during World War 2, and how their morale was kept alive - despite the most unspeakable living conditions. Truly emotional, yet uplifting - humankind at it's best.
Ok so I fancy Liev Schreiber!!By twosoddingcats (269 reviews) from Kingston-upon-Thames , 09 Aug 2012I will always rent a movie with Liev Schreiber in it....I fancy him like mad...apart from that, as a Jewish person, I understand the Jewish humour in this movie including the Yiddish words 'schmuck' and so on...other audiences might not understand a holocaust movie that deals with the subject in a humourous way, but you need to understand Jewish people have always retained their love of joking around,even when faced with tragedy...that's what kept us going...and you need that if you're part of the most persecuted people in the world! Robin Williams does an excellent job here as do the ensemble cast including the little girl. Well worth the 1 hour 50 mins (even if it was longer for me when I pressed pause for Liev!!).