Zingaretti does a fine job shading a character that is written as an unalloyed saint.
More courageous than Spielberg in its depiction of Nazi brutality, Perlasca occasionally feels like the made-for-Italian-TV film that it is.
Confusing lack of historical set-up considerably dims the potential luster of a great true story: Helmer Alberto Negrin relies instead on competently rendered but cliche-ridden melodrama of nasty Nazis and suffering Jews.
Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter
Unfortunately, this feature, originally made for Italian television, doesn't quite do justice to its stirring subject.