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Screamers Reviews

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June 8, 2007
An odd duck of a documentary, but a powerful one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 8, 2007
Is it possible to get mad at a film that has its heart and soul in the right place?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 4, 2007
Despite the noble effort, the medium and the message just don't mix.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 19, 2007
The Armenian genocide and the continuing Turkish denial of history. The film offers damning evidence that the highly civilized European Union should do everything it can to keep the highly uncivilized Turks from becoming equals in EU membership.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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February 9, 2007
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.')
February 9, 2007
Screamers isn't didactic; it doesn't tell you how to respond. It just wants you to know and to ask questions.
February 9, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 9, 2007
This film has provocations to spare; it just hasn't been made provocatively. It's a mess, actually.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 8, 2007
Cannot decide if it wants to be a documentary about the band System of a Down or what the band is about.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
February 8, 2007
Screamers is a commendably brave piece, but less focused and powerful than you'd like.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 3, 2007
The film's composite testimony, from the charismatic band and more-metaphorical screamers such as politicians, scholars and eyewitnesses, is both scary and motivating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
January 31, 2007
System of a Down, whose members are the grandsons of genocide survivors, anchor this musical and political documentary with surprising gravitas, and the film offers true insight into the patterns of war crimes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 27, 2007
Despite a limited understanding of why genocide occurs, a worthwhile introduction to one of the 20th century's greatest crimes.
January 26, 2007
Rife with rotting corpses, severed heads and massacred children, Screamers is one of the most horrifying movies I've ever seen.
January 26, 2007
... rousing concert film ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 26, 2007
... one of the most bizarre documentaries you'll ever not see ...
Read More | Original Score: .5/4
January 26, 2007
Fans are, obviously, most likely to appreciate the concert footage that's woven throughout the film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 26, 2007
Part rockumentary, part howl of outrage, Screamers is an invigorating and articulate film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 25, 2007
It raises more questions than it answers, but the passion is more than welcome-from both the band and director Carla Garapedian.
January 25, 2007
Screamers' most glaring problem is the one that fells too many political documentaries: a dull unanimity of voices.
Read More | Original Score: C
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