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The Snows of Kilimanjaro Reviews

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Jennifer Tate
ViewLondon
September 12, 2012
This heart-warming and socially conscious French drama is poignantly beautiful with a standout lead performance from director Robert Guediguian's muse, Ariane Ascaride.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marc Lee
Daily Telegraph (UK)
September 13, 2012
Robert Guédiguian's affecting blend of social grit and domestic tenderness steers clear of sentimentality - just.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
September 9, 2012
Contains no traces of Hemingway whatsoever. Good.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
October 17, 2012
Unusual, compelling and inspirational enough to moisten your eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
February 27, 2012
[A] richly textured and hearty yet fable-like view of domestic intimacy and social conflict.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
September 14, 2012
Justice, decency and solidarity sometimes feel like old-fashioned virtues but they lie at the heart of The Snows Of Kilimanjaro.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Phelim O'Neill
Guardian
September 13, 2012
It's made with a sure and steady hand that never takes shortcuts with its important message.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
September 13, 2012
Deeper than it first appears. And even playing a dullard, Darroussin dazzles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
September 11, 2012
The film succeeds as an ethical enquiry and as populist, politically intelligent drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
March 8, 2012
The original script, inspired by the Victor Hugo poem How Good Are the Poor, hooks the viewer; indifference is impossible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 4, 2012
Doce e caloroso como seus personagens principais, mas falho como seu jovem bandido.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
February 9, 2012
A memorable film to warm a winter heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Philip French
Observer (UK)
September 15, 2012
Characteristically honest and affecting.
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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail
February 10, 2012
Like the characters themselves, the performances are highly sympathetic but the film remains a social debate in the great 19th-century tradition...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tom Dawson
Total Film
September 3, 2012
Shot in warm, summery tones, TSOK muses pertinently on justice and forgiveness while painting a moving portrait of an enduring marriage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Roddick
London Evening Standard
October 24, 2011
The circumstances here, like the characters, are fascinatingly complex.
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
February 10, 2012
Translates perfectly well as a portrait of Boomers who pat themselves on the back for past glories and the reality of a resentful younger demographic on their heels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
September 9, 2012
A poignant portrait of marriage and a dramatic chronicle of hardships and justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Hannah Brown
Jerusalem Post
March 22, 2016
While the central conflict that the film attempts to explore may not be that compelling, it's still an engaging film and works as a slice-of-life drama.

The List
August 19, 2012
Provocative stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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