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The Silent Army

The Silent Army (2014)

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A father risks his life to rescue a child kidnapped by armed revolutionaries in this action drama, which marks the acting debut of singing star Marco Borsato. Still dealing with the death of his wife, Eduard (Borsato) is a chef from the Netherlands who has come to Africa to open a restaurant of his own, with his young son Thomas (Siebe Schoneveld) in tow. Thomas soon strikes up a friendship with Abu (Andrew Kintu), a boy whose father works along side Eduard at the eatery. While things seem fine

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Scribe-helmer Jean van de Velde puts his considerable filmmaking talent at the mercy of a screenplay riddled with cliches and improbabilities.

October 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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The movie is competently made, but the decent and disturbing build-up is marred by a melodramatic climax. A pity.

November 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Radio Times
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Audience Reviews for The Silent Army

With a challenging subject, The Silent Army explores violence in Africa with irrationality, eventually rewarded by a fair resolution and redemption. Courteous, but cruel, The Silent Army embraces racial and cultural differences with conviction that is bound to evoke a heightened sense of responsibility that persuades for the best in its audiences. Effective. Compelling.
September 15, 2011
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