Critic Reviews for Screamers
Is it possible to get mad at a film that has its heart and soul in the right place?
Grating concert footage trivializes Garapedian's message. (One fan, celebrating the band's political potency, enthuses that 'System is antiwar, they're anti-this, anti-that.')
Armenian-American director Carla Garapedian, who got a doctorate in international relations at the London School of Economics, presents a wide-awake, high-decibel briefing on foreign policy.
This film has provocations to spare; it just hasn't been made provocatively. It's a mess, actually.
Screamers is a commendably brave piece, but less focused and powerful than you'd like.
Audience Reviews for Screamers
Bad music, boring band clips, meandering story, random strangers. Not exactly bad, but not successful or good by any standard. The Armenian holocaust deserves a better recounting, and better accompaniment.
SUMMARY: this is a documentary about the armenian genocide and how it affects my all time favorite band System Of A Down, the government, other geocides, and the people. POSITIVES: like every ten minutes there was a live performance from my all time favorite band System Of A Down! Their songs are protesting armenian genocide awareness and other important political issues. This film was not only putting the connection from their songs and their true meanings, but also realizing how terrible the word genocide really is. Wheither it be from the extermination of the jews back in the holocaust, or the killings in rwanda and darfur recently. Now documentarys for the most part are super boring but this one wasnt bad at all ( i bet u by now know why). IMPROVEMENTS: MORE SYSTEM OF A DOWN SONGS!! OVERALL: I learned much more about genocide as a word and how the government sees it. This was entertaining and i wish System Of A Down was still playing as a band. Anyways i'd rate this 3 in a half SOAD songs outta 5 (3.5/5 - Chop Suey, Awta, BYOB, and Soldier Side).
i own it and it really opens ur eyes up to the heartbreak of genocide. Also SOAD music is right on time. Excellent documentary.
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