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December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2003
a family saga told with all the muscle of the best Sergio Leone western.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/5
June 12, 2003
A sumptuously filmed parable on the futility of violence.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 20, 2002
A bleak, beautiful cinematic fable driven by the brutal logic of blood feuds and transformed by an overpowering sense of wonder.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 13, 2002
Gets away with its shortfalls almost solely on the basis of its cinematography.
Read More | Original Score: 73/100
June 15, 2002
Poignant and touching.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 4, 2002
[An] example of how old-fashioned cinema can still be quietly thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 3, 2002
Salles' movie taps into matters that are at once ancient and mythical and, needless to say, headline-fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2002
As a story about two warring families, it is poignant, beautifully shot, and powerful. As an allegory reflecting on the cycles of violence that threaten all of our futures, it is absolutely necessary.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 22, 2002
Full of poetic imagery, dazzling photography and heartfelt performances from a mostly unknown cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 19, 2002
There isn't a line that doesn't echo with heavy meaning or a character that has a life outside his or her dramatic purpose in this allegory.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 19, 2002
Salles is a fine director with the ability to invest moments with a sense of tragedy and inexorable fate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 19, 2002
Salles here gives a story of inter-familial feuding and violence the kind of resonance that readily invites a leap to wider implications.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 19, 2002
Poignant and wrenching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 18, 2002
Salles ... has found the beauty not only in this terrible place, but in a story by novelist Ismail Kadaré that originally was set in Albania.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 18, 2002
Salles ... has crafted a compelling existential tableau.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 23, 2002
At once sharp and hallucinatory and, though deliberate and self-consciously 'artistic,' quite affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 7, 2002
A rewarding parable on the futility of revenge and the redemptive power of self-sacrificing love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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