Robin Williams as poor Jewish café owner Jakob Heym
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Jakob the Liar

MPAA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPAA) for violence and disturbing images.
not reviewed
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Drama
Length:
1 hr. 41 min.
Year of Release:
1999

Starring: Rob Williams, Alan Arkin, Bob Balaban, Michael Jeter, Armin Mueller-Stahl | Directed by: Peter Kassovitz | Produced by: Marsha Garces Williams, Steven Haft | Written by: Peter Kassovitz, Didier Decoin, Ron Hutchinson | Distributed by: Tristar Pictures

Scene of Jews in Poland from Jakob the Liar.
Viewer Comments

Here’s what we’ve heard about this film…

Movie Critics
…gritty portrayal of Nazi oppression …alternately playful and despairing treatment of the Holocaust …solid, thoughtful tale built around likable characters in dire straits… Positive references to God and his ability to deliver His people are virtually non-existent.
Plugged In, Focus on the Family
…recommendable for older teens and adult audiences…”
Preview Family Movie and TV Review
…tasteless, dull comedy… Nothing about this dry, nominally uplifting farce is the least bit convincing or amusing… unconvincing, unfunny, trite.
Michael Atkinson, Mr. Showbiz

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