• R, 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Jan SverŠk
    In Theaters:
    Dec 28, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 28, 2002
  • Sony Pictures Classics

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Dark Blue World Reviews

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Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 6, 2005

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 8, 2002
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

October 30, 2002
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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It's a fitting requiem for heroes forgotten.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

July 20, 2002
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register

A complex story with a number of twists, it possesses a fatalism uncommon in American films.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

July 5, 2002
Sean O'Connell
Filmcritic.com

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

June 6, 2002
Simon Wardell
BBC.com

Ondrej Vetchż is impressive as the stoic Franta.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

April 15, 2002
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

Dark Blue World is a human war movie without flag-waving -- a relief these days.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 4/5

April 12, 2002
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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A bittersweet world, and it's frankly one to which we've been before, but seldom do we see it rendered with such exquisite, if pained, craftsmanship.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 5, 2002
Marta Barber
Miami Herald
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Dark Blue World's warm story and beautiful photography almost hits the mark, and it has a great ending.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

March 7, 2002
Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Solid writing and endearing performances steer it clear of the usual mawkish traps.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 1, 2002
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

More bleak and certainly more hushed than the relatively bombastic Pearl Harbor, but they both tell a war-movie plot staple in approximately the same way.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 3/4

March 1, 2002
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

A tale that's tragic, funny and compelling.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer

March 1, 2002
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Pearl Harbor without the product placements, without the Hollywood bombast, and certainly without the $100-million-plus budget.

| Original Score: 3/4

February 28, 2002
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

The SverŠks have made a glorious, tremendously knowing film.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

February 17, 2002
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Sverak has a great feeling for the glories of airplanes, and the technical resources in the picture are astounding.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4/5

February 8, 2002
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Fitzgerald is a fine bit of Brit, the men are truly men, England shines, the sky is streaked with courage. And attention is owed.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

February 1, 2002
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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Its heart-tugs are mostly effective.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 31, 2002
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

Visually sumptuous and hopelessly romantic...

| Original Score: 3/4

January 29, 2002
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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An effective journey through a little-known World War II story.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

January 25, 2002
Derek Elley
Variety
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Time Out
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January 26, 2006

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002

Guardian
May 26, 2002

FilmFour.com
May 14, 2002
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
April 15, 2002

Boston Phoenix
April 5, 2002

Arizona Republic
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March 22, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 21, 2002
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
March 1, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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February 8, 2002
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