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Leonard Maltin

Monsieur Lazhar—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 13, 2012 12:55 AM
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The hype-meisters of moviedom have made it difficult to use words like “heartwarming” and “inspiring” without sounding like a huckster…but when you see a film as moving and well-wrought as 'Monsieur Lazhar', it’s hard to resist. Yet what I admire most about the picture, which was an Oscar nominee this year as Best Foreign Language Film, is its restraint.

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