Valentine Road Reviews

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Claudia Puig
USA Today
October 8, 2013
Haunting, heartfelt and even-handed, Valentine Road should be required viewing in teaching tolerance on middle-school and high-school campuses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
October 8, 2013
Valentine Road does an impressive job of making a 2008 shooting at a junior high school in Oxnard, Calif., horrifying and disheartening all over again.
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David Hinckley
New York Daily News
October 7, 2013
For viewers, Brandon's action feels tragic and inexcusable. The hard part is how to respond to it, and Valentine Road, like much of "the system," doesn't suggest any easy answer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
October 3, 2013
Moving and infuriating ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rob Nelson
Variety
January 29, 2013
Though the ugly phobia that gave rise to the killing and permeated the legal proceedings boils the blood, the film's tone is somber rather than angry, and its effect is quietly devastating.