Bisbee '17 (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

Bisbee '17 (2017)



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An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.


Critic Reviews for Bisbee '17

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

The film is rich and multifaceted, as Greene employs an array of styles (historical reenactments, direct cinema-style portraiture, musical numbers) to investigate the complex relationship between Bisbee's past and present.

March 29, 2018 | Full Review…

In "Bisbee '17," Greene peels the layers of oblivion off history like so many layers of paint.

January 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The result is a singularly American riff on The Act of Killing, a fascinating and dream-like mosaic that's less driven by residual anger than by cockeyed concern, less interested in exhuming the past than in revealing its value to the present.

January 22, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A bracing documentary that blends fiction and reality in ways that both complicate and enhance the material's core themes.

January 21, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

[Greene's] intense focus on individuals can feel limiting in terms of the overall truth-and-reconciliation dynamic, but it also leads to some powerful moments. And the story's contemporary resonance couldn't be clearer.

January 21, 2018 | Full Review…

The movie sometimes feels overlong and repetitive in its buildup to the reenactment, but becomes absolutely mesmerizing as the centennial of the deportation arrives and the event commences.

January 26, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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