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Osama Reviews

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

A wonderful and riveting movie experience

Full Review Source: Cinema Writer | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 24, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A grueling but wonderful picture.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Stefan Ulstein
Christianity Today

Great films like Osama, thoughtfully considered, give us the ability to withhold blanket judgments and come that much closer to the truth.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

September 27, 2006
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The film has an almost documentary feel about it.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

February 5, 2005
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The first film shot entirely in Afghanistan since the rise and fall of the Taliban, and it's a heartbreaking look back at life under that regime.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

August 7, 2004
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Osama manages to surprise you with its story, even though we have no right to be surprised....Already ranks among the best films of the year.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: A-

July 1, 2004
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

A film that is not only moving but valuable as a historical and social instrument.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

May 14, 2004
Eric D. Snider

No histrionics or emotional manipulations here. Its view of the Taliban is frightening precisely because it is real; dramatic exaggerations are unnecessary.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B

May 6, 2004
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Gives real insight into a part of the world that likely will dominate our newscasts and newspapers for years to come...

| Original Score: 3/4

May 4, 2004
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Barmak details the Taliban's picayune restrictions, which would be comic if they weren't enforced with such brutality.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

May 1, 2004
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

It offers valuable insights into a foreign culture that few of us have more than a cursory knowledge about.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3/4

April 30, 2004
Bret McCabe
Orlando Weekly

Traps you in a quicksand pull, slowly sucking you into its world until it's too late to escape unscathed.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 24, 2004
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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We've heard so much about the cruelty of the Taliban that we think we've heard it all. But there's something about seeing one small human story played out that is still overwhelming.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

April 23, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Filmado apenas em locações, provoca um impacto ainda maior ao mostrar um país destruído pela guerra - evocando, neste sentido, o inesquecível Alemanha, Ano Zero.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 4/5

April 21, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An unforgettable harrowing examination of the lives of the Afghan people.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

April 18, 2004
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

[A] powerful film.

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

April 16, 2004
Mark Sells
Film Threat

Very rarely will you find a film that beautifully balances political statement with artistic expression.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 13, 2004
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Painfully realistic.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 4/5

April 11, 2004
Kim Linekin

Wears you out in a way that would be considered heartless and manipulative if it weren't also (mostly) true.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 4/5

April 9, 2004
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Feel vindicated in the mad incongruity of popular foreign policies advocating war with "the other" for the sake of the innocents.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 9, 2004
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