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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.
April 16, 2009
This haunting film casts a wide swath that veers between obvious cliches and intensely visceral truths.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 7, 2007
Worthwhile as an informative and touching reminder of the existence of a forgotten set of innocent victims of the Vietnam conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 8, 2006
The most stunning beauty comes in human connections, physical touch, unconditional acceptance, familial love - in the treacherous and tender terrain of the human heart.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 10, 2005
"The Beautiful Country" touches on many thorny social issues about the way the world works, but it's ultimately Binh's story, a truthful and heartening one.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
September 3, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 28, 2005
Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland's ambitious but bleak social problem film is compelling but never fully satisfies in its clumsy dramatics.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 20, 2005
It's beautiful in its simplicity, exhibiting the kindness people are capable of and how profound that can be.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 19, 2005
...tells what could have been a bathetic story with persuasive compassion, admirable restraint and a painterly precision
Read More | Original Score: A-
August 12, 2005
Unlike Oliver Stone's combative ... Heaven & Earth, The Beautiful Country mines peace and serenity from the hurtful, chaotic aftermath of the Vietnam War.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
August 10, 2005
Beautiful movie about a young man's search for his past. Vietnam is indeed a beautiful country, but the way this movie is filmed, everywhere looks good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 5, 2005
Conditions for the characters may be bleak, but their perseverance makes the story compelling.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 5, 2005
[A] graceful and yet harrowing drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 5, 2005
A poignant and affecting portrait of the war's lingering consequences.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 5, 2005
The graceful arcs of character and plot make it an effective emotional film
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 4, 2005
Along with 1983's El Norte and 1963's America, America, The Beautiful Country conveys something essential about the immigrant experience.
Read More | Original Score: B
August 4, 2005
Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland tells this poignant story with a reserved, passive camera that occasionally tests the limits of viewing patience.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 29, 2005
There's a lot to love about The Beautiful Country.
Read More | Original Score: B
July 29, 2005
The film shows Binh's experience in lyrical, subtle, often extraordinary imagery.
July 24, 2005
A good film that might have been a great one.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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