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Beyond The Hills Reviews

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April 5, 2013
What makes this movie unique is that it holds literally everyone in the film accountable for the unfortunate goings on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 4, 2013
It's an exorcism movie for everyone who thought, after Mungiu's gruelling abortion buddy-movie 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, that this guy should do an exorcism movie
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 4, 2013
The final shot, with windshield wipers struggling to clean away a torrent of muddy water, suggests that no human agency is great enough to handle this world's misery.
April 4, 2013
"Beyond the Hills" seethes with astonishment and rage at a broken society marooned between the 21st century and the 16th.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 4, 2013
It is a haunting movie, dealing with superstitions, possession, even exorcism, one in which Mungiu poses no easy answers, because there are none to be found.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 4, 2013
It's an enigmatic and austere film from a region where political, sexual and religious repression are as stifling as the sooty air.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 4, 2013
Mungui's rigorous approach to filmmaking isn't a ton of fun to watch, but his ideas stick with you.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2013
Mungiu works in long takes and at a measured pace, burying the story's true-crime origins for half the film's two-and-a-half-hour length.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 29, 2013
If you long for the bleak intelligence of an Ingmar Bergman film, where humankind is deeply flawed and God is indifferently silent and the landscape is cloaked in perpetual winter, then Beyond the Hills promises to be your cup of despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 28, 2013
It delivers an emotional punch, in what its director has called a story about the sin of indifference.
March 28, 2013
There are no easy villains or heroes in this sad and slow but forcefully told tale, which exhibits the same humanity Mungiu brought to 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, his abortion drama that won the 2007 Palme d'Or.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 28, 2013
A film that asks its viewer to consider the nature of good and evil, love and trust - and trust that turns into something like blind faith.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 28, 2013
Such is the rigorous and high-minded nature of Romanian cinema that even a real-life exorcism story can inspire something loftier than a horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 24, 2013
Heartbreak at a Romanian convent
March 18, 2013
...Cristian Mungiu has taken a real life event...to consider deeply human philosophies such as freedom vs. discipline, love vs. security, the choices facing those without financial recourse and the hypocrisies of organized religions.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 17, 2013
I found it riveting to watch and fascinating to think about afterwards.
March 17, 2013
An undeniably tough watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 15, 2013
Stark, deadpan, and darkly dry.
March 15, 2013
With this viscerally involving drama, acclaimed Romanian filmmaker Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) tells another strikingly original story of women caught between old and new world beliefs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 15, 2013
Mungiu is not preaching - he is telling us what can happen when people are trapped within their own emotions and circumstances. Remarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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