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Incendies Reviews

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David Parkinson
Radio Times
June 23, 2011
A wholly cinematic drama that combines twists and suspense with harrowing political insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
June 23, 2011
Impressively directed and superbly edited, this is a powerful, well-structured drama that packs a devastating emotional punch, though it's also slightly too long and veers dangerously close to manipulative melodrama in places.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
June 22, 2011
No-one's idea of an easy watch, but Incendies is an essential one, announcing Villeneuve as a major filmmaking talent and Azabal as an actress of remarkable versatility.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
June 22, 2011
A strong film based on a weak story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
June 20, 2011
Terrific stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
June 13, 2011
Expertly shifting between present and past , writer-director Denis Villeneuve displays an impressive command of his material, patiently building up to an emotionally explosive climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bill Gibron
June 11, 2011
As the horrors become clear, as rape and torture and death draw us deeper into the abyss, Incendies hopes to help us see clearly. It doesn't always succeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 9, 2011
The most intense film I've seen all year. It's also one of the most compelling -- and, in its own way, one of the most entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
June 9, 2011
"Childhood is a knife stuck in your throat," a dead woman's will informs her twin children. "It can't be easily removed." The siblings will discover that knife is double-edged on an odyssey to discover their roots.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Tony Macklin
June 7, 2011
Incendies is a grueling, harrowing trek in search of identity. It is more an emotional experience than an intellectual exercise, more the heart than the head.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
June 4, 2011
The movie plays out like a page-turning novel that you can't put down. There are a number of shocking revelations that take you completely by surprise. The acting is outstanding, especially the...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
June 3, 2011
Instead of finding resonance between personal and political tragedy, the film only succeeds in cheapening both.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
June 3, 2011
It would be difficult not to be swept away by the dramatic intensity of Incendies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Heck
Kansas City Star
June 2, 2011
he film offers moments for comprehension and reflection, beautifully pacing itself right up until its stunning conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
June 1, 2011
Imaginative and illuminating, demonstrating that children often have no idea about what went on in their parents' lives during the formative years before they were born.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Tom Long
Detroit News
May 27, 2011
It's a powerful, disturbing film. May there be a day when such works seem less relevant.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
May 26, 2011
Rage has no expiration date in Incendies, director Denis Villeneuve's gripping, era-jumping drama about a family melded to its war-torn past.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
May 26, 2011
A deeply resonant literary quality gives what might otherwise seem like a dubious series of coincidences a profound sense of plausibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Graham Killeen
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
May 26, 2011
Begins with a promise and ends with revelations so combustible they'll consume anyone who uncovers the truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 26, 2011
At once a stirring familial drama, a potent commentary on modern political strife and--more than a sideline--a cracking good mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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