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Uprising (2013)

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Average Rating: 7.4/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 2

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In January 2011, millions of Egyptians took to the streets in a spontaneous eruption against thirty years of oppression under the regime of Hosni Mubarak. Communicating via Facebook and Twitter, the largely peaceful protesters braved tear gas, beatings, and live bullets in the hope of facing down security forces and overthrowing the government. Over eight hundred lost their lives, and several thousand were arrested and tortured by security forces. UPRISING tells the story of the Egyptian

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The film goes only to Mubarak's abrupt exit, and confines the ongoing struggle over democracy in Egypt to a final title card. Still, it is a stirring piece of work.

January 11, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Post
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Ultimately, more than 800 demonstrators died amid countless displays of bravery and commitment. "Uprising" is a vital and valuable tribute to these courageous men and women - and to love of country.

January 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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"Uprising" is a concise commemoration of a new society's birth pains.

January 10, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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This important, moving event was, as we know, documented in real time, but in "Uprising" gets put into a crucial context.

January 10, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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The docu's relatively uninflected tone rarely participates in either the excitement or irony it chronicles.

January 9, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
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Dry presentation can't undermine the inspirational effect of tales from the Tahrir Square frontlines.

January 9, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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The authoritative behind-the-scenes snapshot of a watershed event in human history -- the first digital age people's revolution.

April 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Shared Darkness
Shared Darkness

Uprising could serve as an easy-to-follow guide for American citizens on how to successfully form and implement a revolution to overthrow their government if and when it turns into a dictatorship.

January 10, 2013 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
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Powerful, ground-level documentary on the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

January 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The story is uplifting but overshadowed by more recent events in Egypt.

January 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Mark Leeper's Reviews
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Works best as a document on recent history.

December 31, 2012 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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