A Look at the Movies

Rated R

1 Hour 55 Minutes

Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Alex Jennings

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – When two scholars clash over the existence of the Holocaust, sparks fly from the screen during the electric 2 hours of “Denial”.

It’s a true story brought to life by a magnificent cast giving inspired performances.

As the revisionist historian, Timothy Spall just oozes evil charm, as he interrupts a Weisz lecture to tell the audience, “More women died in the backseat of Senator Edward Kennedy’s car at Chappaquiddick, than ever died in the gas chambers at Auschwitz”.

He takes Holocaust scholar Weisz to court for allegedly defaming his character. The judicial system’s slightly different in Great Britain. A visit to Auschwitz only intensifies the gripping drama with a tragic sense of history.

When the stirring courtroom fireworks aren’t providing “Denial” with a firm grasp on your emotions, the legal dueling between Timothy Spall and Tom Wilkinson for the defense is truly something to behold. Rachel Weisz is too much a supreme performer to be upstaged by any of her magnificent co-stars.

If you have any doubt that “Denial’s” one of this year’s finest films, drop in one night and see for yourself. It’s provocative without being preachy. As well as revealing the true nature of Holocaust deniers.

“Denial” demanded a wide theatrical release, if for no other reason, how many movies have you seen this year that glow with 4 stars?

Don’t deny yourself this truly outstanding motion picture.