A Courageous Heart

A Courageous Heart

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Average of 189 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 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 by Lizzy53

Really enjoyed this movie. Anna Paquins was great.

4 by Sparks2013

Fantastic movie, amazing lady. Anna Paquin's performance was awesome. Very sad, moving and inspirational movie. If you like a bit of history and real life stories this is well worth a watch.

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

5 by kathb

I would recommend this to everyone. It's important that we remember people like Irena. What a brave woman she was and there were so many other people like her that we don't know about it - and we... Read more

3 by lcmojo

Another fine film on the horrors of Nazism and bravery of strong souls. A fine performance by the Canadian-born Kiwi Anna Paquin who played the true life character straight up. One downside is the... Read more

1 by whosyadanni

Turned it off after twenty minutes. Anna Paquins acting was flat and it just came across as darn boring! Everyone wanted me to turn it off and put something else on!