Everything Is Illuminated

Lists: Comedy, Drama

Brief Synopsis: "A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II, in a Ukrainian village which was ultimately razed by the Nazis."

Overall Ranking: 646 (Rank from 2005: # 13)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 40%
Regular 60%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Today I Watched A Movie95(full review)
J Bumgardner90
Rob from GuysFilmQuest81Comedy: 4
Rewatch: 5
David Baruffi80
Dan O'Neill65(full review)

People Involved

  • Elijah Wood (Jonathan Safran Foer)
  • Eugene Hutz (Alex)
  • Boris Leskin (Grandfather)
  • Jana Hrabetova (Jonathans Grandmother)
  • Jonathan Safran Foer (Leaf Blower)
  • Stephen Samudovsky (Jonathans Grandfather Safran)
  • Oleksandr Choroshko (Alexander Perchov, Father)
  • Gil Kazimirov (Igor)
  • Zuzana Hodkova (Alexs Mother)
  • Ljubomir Dezera (Young Jonathan)
  • Laryssa Lauret (Lista)
  • Tereza Veselkova (Augustine)
  • Vera Sindelarova (Young Grandfather)
  • Lukas Kral (Young Lista)
  • Liev Schreiber (Director)