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Roger Ebert

It is the sanitation the film performs, which speaks to the now, in a way few Holocaust films have done before.

The New York Times

All that is clear from what’s onscreen is Glazer has made a hollow, self-aggrandizing art-film exercise set in Auschwitz during the Holocaust.


The Zone of Interest plays like a very, very dark comedy about marriage and striving, underlining the banality of evil with a stark reminder of ordinary lives intertwined with unspeakable horrors.

Los Angeles Times

The quality of dread that he sustains over an eerie, exactingly precise 106 minutes stems from our disturbing realization of just how quotidian that life is.

The Guardian

The film imagines the pure bucolic bliss experienced by Auschwitz camp commandant Rudolf Höss who with his family lives in a handsomely appointed family home with servants just outside the barbed-wire-topped wall.

Vanity Fair

Glazer’s prowess is impossible to deny. Zone of Interest is a prodigiously mounted wonder, gripping and awful and terribly necessary to its time.


Glazer tears apart what we know a Holocaust story to be, showing us that pure evil isn’t necessarily always big and imposing, but rather, can be fairly banal and every day—an even more important message for today’s evils.

Screen Rant

The Zone of Interest is a bone-chilling masterpiece that explores the horrifying normalcy of life next to Auschwitz during World War II.