The Boy Mir: Ten Years in Afghanistan Reviews

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Don Groves
sbs.com.au
March 13, 2012
An intimate portrait of a poor boy's progress towards manhood in a troubled country.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
November 11, 2011
The stark mountainous beauty that framed the Buddhas remains a terrific backdrop for Grabsky's doc.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
September 30, 2011
It's overlong and not incredibly enlightening, but it's compassionate enough to hold the attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
September 30, 2011
A film that is simplicity itself yet moving and revealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
September 29, 2011
What emerges is an unadorned chronicle of grinding poverty...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ahmed Peerbux
Little White Lies
September 29, 2011
As enjoyable as 10 years in wartorn Afghanistan can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
August 22, 2011
Mir gets under your skin in ways that are memorable and poignantly real.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jules Brenner
Filmcritic.com
August 11, 2011
Conveys an understanding of Afghan culture better than anything we've seen yet. Well worth its ninety minute screen time, and a lot more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Mike Hale
New York Times
August 11, 2011
If you've seen the first film, you'll want to come back to see Mir's progress through life. And no matter what happens, it seems, the smile remains.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
July 27, 2011
[Offers] an interesting peek at everyday rural Afghan life in circumstances still unstable but past immediate crisis
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