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A Screaming Man Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 5, 2013
Engrossing arty melodrama that brilliantly blends together a tragic political and psychological story set in modern-day Chad.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
December 26, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 3, 2011
One man's dark night of the soul brought on by civil war in Chad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 13, 2011
It's a quietly devastating film, aided greatly by a haunting performance from Djaoro.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Daily Express (UK)
May 15, 2011
Tenderly observed and admirably restrained, A Screaming Man builds into an austere, quietly haunting tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
May 15, 2011
A Screaming Man is a quiet film about family life, the relationship between fathers and children, and the way generations can shape and reshape each other. It ultimately has a sublime quality.
Matthew Turner
May 14, 2011
This is a powerful and depressingly downbeat drama that is often hard to watch, although the inexpressive nature of the main character means that it's difficult to fully engage on an emotional level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
May 13, 2011
This is not only a good-looking, well directed and splendidly shot and acted film. It is an unforgettable snapshot of a failed country, and one of the best films in London at the moment.
| Original Score: 4/5
Emma Simmonds
Little White Lies
May 13, 2011
Engrossing and enlightening but it doesn't quite live up to its considerable promise.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Rose
May 12, 2011
Betrayal, guilt, denial, faith and secrecy all roil about beneath the film's placid, almost wordless surface, which is beautifully observed with a stately, Ozu-like calmness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times
May 12, 2011
The director's style is certainly deliberate, but the gradual build-up of events is undeniably thought-provoking, played out in images of stark beauty as Adam's personal odyssey reaches a powerful and moving conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
May 12, 2011
Haroun deploys no rhetoric at all. His cinema is as mute as Bresson, yet as incandescent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
May 10, 2011
It's an intelligent, good-looking film and one that confirms Haroun as one of Africa's leading filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Kemp
Total Film
May 9, 2011
A moving, compassionate film, shot with near Ozu-like restraint.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
William Thomas
Empire Magazine
May 9, 2011
Beautifully understated, Haroun gives his story room to breathe and the tenderness to touch the heart. A thoughtful tale of fathers and sons.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 20, 2011
Director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's movie... shows the quiet desperation that results from inner and outer conflicts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine
April 17, 2011
Draws from a personal understanding that gives its fictional story a tinge of emotional reportage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Vadim Rizov
Boxoffice Magazine
April 16, 2011
Haroun's formal skill confirms his continual promise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
April 14, 2011
It's extremely well-intended and contains the broad strokes of a much better movie, but A Screaming Man's inhuman characters lead to an unfortunate descent into clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.7/10
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
April 14, 2011
A beautifully photographed tale of betrayal, A Screaming Man nevertheless turns on an improbable transformation by the main character, a father in war-torn Chad.
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