'Sarah's Key' -- 3 stars

PG-13; 1:42 running time "Sarah's Key" is more powerful than you expect, maybe even more powerful than it should be. An emotional detective story based on an international best-seller by Tatiana de Rosnay, its Holocaust-connected narrative goes back and forth between moments of strength and those that fall flat. The uninspired elements encourage you to dismiss it, but the compelling sequences won't allow that to happen. Starring Kristin Scott Thomas as an American journalist living in Paris, "Sarah's Key" also goes back and forth between events in 2002 and what happened 60 years earlier during the city's infamous Velodrome d'Hiver roundup of July 16, 1942, an event little known in this country and for many years not mentioned in France either. -- Kenneth TuranRead the full review
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