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The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case is a made-for-TV movie and so is largely ignored by film critics.

O'Conner, John. "The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case." New York Times 26 February 1976: 63.
The only review at the time of broadcast we found was from John O'Conner who found the film pedestrian and complex. The cast of participants had its "full complement of polticians, sympathizers, and crackpots. With the exception of Anthony Hopkins, who plays Hauptmann, the rest of the performances were too subdued to engage an audience. He credits Miller with accurately representing the events but is quite dismayed by the portrayal of the press as aggresive, insensitive, and physically unattractive. This last flaw seemed to engage Mr. O'Conner's attention.