The Beautiful Country Reviews

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April 12, 2010
Its epic tale of two cultures tragically entwined is anchored by deep and elemental emotions.
August 5, 2005
Conditions for the characters may be bleak, but their perseverance makes the story compelling.
August 5, 2005
[A] graceful and yet harrowing drama.
August 5, 2005
A poignant and affecting portrait of the war's lingering consequences.
August 4, 2005
At times, the movie feels like a manufactured Asian Chocolat, which drives the label 'art house movie' even further into mainstream banality.
August 4, 2005
Along with 1983's El Norte and 1963's America, America, The Beautiful Country conveys something essential about the immigrant experience.
April 16, 2009
This haunting film casts a wide swath that veers between obvious cliches and intensely visceral truths.
July 10, 2008
Provocative drama -- mature teens and adults only.
May 7, 2007
Worthwhile as an informative and touching reminder of the existence of a forgotten set of innocent victims of the Vietnam conflict.
February 22, 2007
An ambitious movie made on a modest budget, its intention is better than its execution.
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