Beyond Hatred (Au-dela de la haine) Reviews

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Noel Murray
AV Club
June 16, 2007
Visually, Beyond Hatred is precise, handsome -- even brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Mark Holcomb
Time Out
June 16, 2007
Director Olivier Meyrou takes a potently oblique vérité approach, and his remarkable level of access reveals the limitations and equivocal mercies of human understanding with uncommon grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/6
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
June 15, 2007
An example of a film whose style doesn't merely suit its story but amplifies its meanings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
June 14, 2007
Paced like a drama, imbued with a spellbinding intimacy, and impressionistic in its visual portrayal of crime and punishment, it follows the 2002 murder of Francois Chenu, a gay man beaten by Nazi skinheads and left to drown in a nearby pond in Reims.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
June 13, 2007
Thankfully, Meyrou's intent isn't to launch a predictable crusade against homophobia itself, but to quietly understand the factors that molded this young trio into senseless killers.
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Ben Walters
Time Out
October 30, 2006
Exemplifies the finest French traditions of dignified rationalism in the pursuit of understanding - in both personal and judicial contexts.
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
April 25, 2006
Movingly accompanies the family of Francois Chenu, a gay man murdered by three skinheads in 2002, down the road to forgiveness.