Ararat Reviews

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March 17, 2017
Because of Egoyan's astute, cool intellectual powers and directorial finesse, the film cannot be quickly dismissed, especially if you're an Egoyan disciple. You do become concerned about the characters . . and the issues. If only you could feel them.
February 27, 2007
March 14, 2003
Egoyan's movie is too complicated to sustain involvement, and, if you'll excuse a little critical heresy, too intellectually ambitious.
November 27, 2002
In a strange way, Egoyan has done too much. He's worked too hard on this movie.
November 27, 2002
It's a deeply serious movie that cares passionately about its subject, but too often becomes ponderous in its teaching of history, or lost in the intricate connections and multiple timelines of its story.
November 27, 2002
Given the convoluted approach -- and tongue-tied delivery -- we're left to conclude that Egoyan's emotions got the better of him this time.
December 14, 2017
It is a mess, cramming in every inflammatory ethnic item on this Canadian-Armenian director's agenda. Egoyan has dedicated so much time and feeling to the historical wounds of his race that the emotion is festering.
May 4, 2010
A disappointingly convoluted attempt to present the 1915 Armenian genocide through an intergenerational family melodrama.
June 21, 2007
Great idea. Execution poor enough to compare it to a Lifetime/VisionTV Movie of the Week.
April 19, 2006
Verges on the brilliant and is a much more interesting work than Egoyan's admirable but over-praised The Sweet Hereafter.
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