Picks and Pans Review: Max and Helen

updated 01/08/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/08/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

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Martin Landau executes another fine turn playing Simon Wiesenthal, who is searching for survivors of a certain concentration camp. A Polish doctor (Treat Williams) tells him the story of his cruel separation from his fiancée (Alice Krige) during the war, a saga that grows increasingly plodding and portentous. There is also the danger that the setting and tone of Max and Helen will trigger in some viewers a flare-up of post-War and Remembrance stress syndrome.

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