Denial

Denial

By Mike Jackson

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-01-27
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Director: Mike Jackson
  • Production Company: BBC Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 6.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
6.6/10
6.6
From 254 Ratings

Description

Based on the acclaimed book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s legal battle for historical truth against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team led by Richard Rampton, to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.

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Reviews

  • Disappointing

    2
    By Macaquetime
    This could have been a brilliant movie. Sadly, Rachel Weisz overplays her part and it was difficult to watch, her impression of a NY accent makes you want to reach for the mute button. Great performances from Timothy Spall and Tom Wilkinson - both reliably good actors and they, at least are worth watching.
  • Superb

    5
    By Que.e.II
    Tom Wilkinson, Rachel Weisz and Timothy Spall are exceptional. Spall is amazing in the way he is able to translate from his various roles into this. Wilkinson, every time I look at him it reminds me of The Full Monty but he doesn’t let down, great acting and superb way of portraying a Barrister who from experience can say a thousand words from a single look. Weisz is superb, beautiful and a real pleasure to watch. The story is compelling, it grabs you from the moment it starts. The horror of Auschwitz is shown in the film in a subtle way so it is perfect for a younger viewer too, though it raises endless questions.... 😂
  • Excellent.

    5
    By Barca1999
    Well acted by all. Some reviews have stated that Rachel Weisz overplayed her portrayal, but I believe it was actually very good characterisation. Don't rent or buy if you want action, but well worth the view if you want a compelling and thought provoking drama..

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