22 July Reviews

October 13, 2018
It gives this evil man the spotlight and platform he so clearly craves. And as much as Greengrass is aware of this conundrum, he never quite figures out a solution.
October 11, 2018
The film is about atmosphere and anger, and Greengrass achieves that effect through tight focus on individuals. But the result is imperfect, because it elides crucial elements of the whole story.
October 11, 2018
Paul Greengrass' gritty, live-wire directing style is something of a trademark, and it's put to efficient use in 22 July, a layered, dense look at the savage terrorist attack that rocked Norway on that date in 2011.
October 11, 2018
Director Paul Greengrass' latest docudrama re-enacts the 2011 massacre in Norway with chilling accuracy - but stumbles when revisiting the details of the aftermath.
October 11, 2018
Fiction that hews close to fact, the movie is serious and meticulous, yet hollow.
Top Critic
October 11, 2018
What a perverse niche Paul Greengrass has carved out for himself.
October 10, 2018
22 July is at its most engrossing and moving in its depiction of one brave kid, a victim of Breivik who was shot five times and lived, and that kid's eventual resolve to face the terrorist in court.
October 10, 2018
22 July is exceptionally choreographed and tough to sit through, but it also leaves an uneasy, bitter aftertaste...
October 10, 2018
It's likely only a filmmaker of Greengrass' experience and stature could have gotten it made at all, let alone so successfully.
Top Critic
October 10, 2018
The result is that what starts out harrowing ends up affirming a portrait of a country that unites to make the tragedy of 22 July count for something - the strength of their national character.