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War of the Buttons Reviews

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

WWII drama is overly cute but has worthy lessons for tweens.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

October 25, 2012
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

It's a pretty familiar story, but it's done with tender care and definite style. Director Christophe Barratier fills the movie with a refreshing sense of wonder, imagination and innocence.

Full Review Source: Sin Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

October 18, 2012
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Young Texier holds the screen and could be a star in the making.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

October 15, 2012
Brian Orndorf

Barratier makes the viewing event obvious in theme and location, yet his classic Hollywood approach results in a satisfyingly glossy, endearingly acted movie.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B

October 12, 2012
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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Though it's handled with little subtlety, the way the atmosphere of suspicion in Vichy France filters down to the kids is a smart slant on the material.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

October 12, 2012
Harvey S. Karten

A delightful, albeit partly dark look at how World War II affected a band of merry schoolchildren in a rural village in France.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B+

October 8, 2012
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Although it's updated to World War II and alludes to the Holocaust, this golden-hued remembrance is about as horrific as "Hogan's Heroes."

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2/4

October 31, 2012
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Barratier can't seem to do anything with it other than keep raising the violence and anger.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

October 25, 2012
Tom Russo
Boston Globe
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The two threads aren't really woven together into the sort of tight, overarching theme that the film seems built to convey.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

October 25, 2012
Peg Aloi
Boston Phoenix

The cast is fine, especially the boys, and the cinematography lush and wistful, but the score is pure fromage and the storyline sacrifices tension for romance.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 25, 2012
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

"War" feels very much like a Disney made-for-TV movie from a few decades ago with its simple solutions to complex problems and its endless close-ups of begrimed, adorable faces.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

October 18, 2012
Marc Mohan

Ultimately there's only marginally more edge to this treatment of World War II than there is to the average episode of "Hogan's Heroes."

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: C

October 18, 2012
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine

Adorable but sentimental, an earnest whitewash of a painful period during World War II.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 5.7/10

October 15, 2012
Kent Turner

The film's trailer doesn't lie. What you see is what you'll get ... A warning for those who can't watch The Sound of Music all the way through: the adorable factor hits the roof

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

October 14, 2012
Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International

World War II-set tale of children from neighboring towns who battle each other has some cute moments, but unsuccessfully walks the line between a light coming-of-age story and serious subject matter.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

October 12, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Seeing the French Resistance through the eyes of little kids yields a cutesy, simplistic and sentimental would-be fable in "War of the Buttons."

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

October 12, 2012
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
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It does not attempt to provide a complete or even vaguely realistic depiction of the rural French resistance in the endgame to World War II.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

October 11, 2012
Rachel Saltz
New York Times
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The slick filmmaking - the movie has a glossy, Hollywood-ready feel that sometimes tips into the cutesy - works against its themes.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 11, 2012
Ella Taylor
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At a time when most family movies come processed through extreme software and 3-D glasses, this film's gentle vision of the simple life has its old-fashioned charms - though they press too hard on the emo buttons for my taste.

Full Review Source: NPR

October 11, 2012
Alison Willmore
AV Club
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Though this version transplants the tale to World War II, it doesn't try for any nuanced commentary on the conflict.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C-

October 11, 2012
Gabe Toro
The Playlist
January 22, 2013
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