A Courageous Heart

A Courageous Heart

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Average of 234 ratings: 3.4 Stars

2009 M Content may disturb.

In the early days of World War II, Polish Catholic social worker Irena Sendler (Anna Paquin, in a Golden Globe-nominated turn) devises a daring plan: Disguised as nurses, she and colleagues gain access to the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw and smuggle some 2,500 Jewish children to safety. John Kent Harrison directs this drama based on Sendler's real-life exploits, for which she received a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

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95 minutes

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1.78:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital

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3.5 by Rainee

I will never understand how so many Jews could be slaughtered and the rest of the world stood by and never helped until near the end.I thought Anna Paquins performance was really good.Very sad and very moving.

4 by suzy

I really enjoyed this movie. A great way to find out some of history. The compassion some people had. The hard decisions that had to be made....to survive. Great characters and story line. Be prepared for a few tears.

4.5 by Caro1234

Wonderful acting by the once little girl who lived down the road from us in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. Couldn't hear a Kiwi accent, just a neutral accent. All the actors were excellent. What a brave woman... Read more

4 by kaikiwis

i loved this movie.. mixed reviews i had read but i found it very well acted and great photography.. def worth a watch if u like this genre..

4 by Deetheanimallover

Very moving story. Quite sad. The acting was fine. What a heroic woman to save all those children!

5 by yabi

An aptly named film. The acting was fine, Anna Paquin fabulous. The story line heroic! A well worth it movie.

4.5 by Eccles

Very good drama. Extremely brave woman, it is a shame there weren't more good women and men as were portrayed in this movie. Once again it left me feeling 'How could Humanity let this happen'? Touched me deeply.

4 by jillsim

A fabulous movie mad even more moving by the "real" star of the movie and her tribute to all the mothers who lost their children or cared for children as a result of the war. I spoke to a German... Read more

3 by mcjadt

It ain't no Schindler's List. Worthy but - to be honest - a bit dull. It often feels like a TV movie. Predictably scripted and filmed in a very straightforward style. A cast of minor stars adopt... Read more

3.5 by addy

It's good. And the story is well worth telling in this time where so many people are ignorant of what went on in Europe during the second world war.