A film whose core is a haunting question: When parents are monstrous, where does filial love begin and end?
Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, 2013-02-18
The sins of the fathers have seldom weighed so heavy as in the odd, intriguing and ultimately moving Hitler's Children.
John Anderson, Variety, 2012-11-16
Haunting documentary about the descendants of top Nazi leaders struggling to endure their horrific legacy.
Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, 2012-11-16
Quiet, simple and soaked in sorrow, "Hitler's Children" takes a stripped-down approach to an emotionally sophisticated subject.
Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 2012-11-16
How these men and women have chosen to face this inherited burden directly or flee from it creates a fascinating spectrum the film explores via quietly intimate interviews.
Alison Willmore, AV Club, 2012-11-15
Hitler's Children is a powerful and well-judged presentation of the stories and their impossibilities.
Michelle Orange, Village Voice, 2012-11-13
The moral weight of "Hitler's Children" is unmistakable. So is that weight's inertness.
Mark Feeney, Boston Globe, 2013-01-03
It's always dispiriting to see an ideal subject given shallow treatment, and one spends most of this documentary wishing a more experienced director had made it.
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, 2012-11-15