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Far From Vietnam (Loin du Vietnam) Reviews

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Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian

"Far from Vietnam" drags slightly, but it remains a powerful example of what can happen when artists apply their talents to doing more than entertain.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: 3/5

March 18, 2014
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

It's fascinating to see a dissenting opinion and wonder where the truth really lies.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

January 15, 2014
Phil Hall
Film Threat

None of the French talent involved seemed to recall that the Vietnam conflict had its roots in the French military occupation of Indochina. Obviously, there was more than a little amnesia on the road from Dien Bien Phu to the Cannes screening rooms.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1.5/5

December 16, 2013
Peter Keough
Boston Globe
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Alternately strident and eloquent, muddled and incisive, Far From Vietnam remains compelling both as artful propaganda and as a prophetic historical artifact.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

October 24, 2013
Richard Brody
New Yorker
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The horror of the war's direct effect, the fury of the resistance that it provoked, the self-inflicted damage to American ideals, and its over-all impact as a lever for huge social, political, and psychological fractures are packed in.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

October 24, 2013
Renata Adler
New York Times
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A broken film doesn't really make the best statement about anything. Or utter a cry.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 24, 2013
Tom Milne
Time Out
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Necessarily dated but still a fascinating document.

Full Review Source: Time Out

October 24, 2013
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Although dated as propaganda, it's still one of the most effective political documentaries ever made.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

October 24, 2013
Gerald Peary
Arts Fuse

The Vietnam War comes back vividly, frighteningly in this collaborative work from distinguished filmmakers

Full Review Source: Arts Fuse | Original Score: 3.5 stars

September 25, 2013
Ela Bittencourt
Slant Magazine

Most problematic is the way in which the Vietnamese are romanticized, as if they had not fought for their livelihoods and land, visceral and specific, but for ideals alone.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 24, 2013
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