The Beautiful Country Reviews

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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.
March 9, 2006
A smart and moving sketch of desire and hope...
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.
September 3, 2005
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.
August 26, 2005
Some of the plotting borders on ludicrous, and newcomer Nguyen is pretty much charisma-free.
August 26, 2005
There's little said about what is driving Binh on this journey -- and without that, the trip is nearly as hard on audiences as it is on him.
August 25, 2005
A well-intentioned but not entirely successful blend of tragic melodrama, social-issue expose and compassionate portraiture...
August 20, 2005
It's beautiful in its simplicity, exhibiting the kindness people are capable of and how profound that can be.
August 19, 2005
...tells what could have been a bathetic story with persuasive compassion, admirable restraint and a painterly precision
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