Camp X-Ray Reviews

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October 19, 2014
Despite the film being slowly paced with some flaws, its subject is worth telling and heightened by standout performances from Stewart and Payman Moaadi.
October 17, 2014
Camp X-Ray's portrayal of its Middle Eastern hero is such a breath of fresh air that one can almost forgive its abundance of flaws.
October 17, 2014
As Cole, Kristen Stewart is a good fit. In some of her more notable past roles, her tense, clipped delivery has read like disassociation from the material. But here, we get it.
October 17, 2014
'Camp X-Ray' is well-cast: Stewart's stoic performance is quite good and Peyman Moaadi is heartbreakingly believable as a man who has lost almost all hope but tries to maintain his dignity.
October 17, 2014
It's enjoyable to listen to them bicker then bond, not because of what they're saying but because of their gifts as performers.
October 17, 2014
Not every plot twist works, but the movie succeeds in raising questions that are too easily ignored.
October 17, 2014
"Camp X-Ray" has cinematic and moral intelligence.
October 16, 2014
The flat, emotionless mask that Cole is supposed to keep in place plays exactly to Stewart's own, very guarded screen persona.
October 16, 2014
Featuring a dynamic performance from Maadi and thoughtful one from Stewart, the claustrophobic drama only falters when it leans too heavily on obvious metaphors and screenwriting cliches in its final moments.
October 16, 2014
An obvious but strongly humanist drama from first-time feature maker Peter Sattler.
October 16, 2014
It's severely imperfect ... but seeing Stewart continue to use her abilities well and as a tool to create an interesting dynamic makes the film worth watching.
October 15, 2014
Stewart seems out to prove her potential with this solemn drama. For the most part, she succeeds.
October 15, 2014
Stewart's strained stoicism bounces nicely off of Maadi's winningly garrulous performance, which he has to give almost entirely through a small window in the door of Amir's cell.
October 14, 2014
Stewart plays Cole with her million-dollar hair bunned up, her movie-star litheness layered beneath formless fatigues, her eyes raw, and the dusting of freckles on her cheekbones exposed.
October 11, 2014
Credible narrative focusing on a female guard at Gitmo and an intelligent Arab prisoner who gets under her skin and changes her from a tough soldier to a softer and more understanding American.
October 9, 2014
At bare minimum, you can relish in the bravura turns of Kristen Stewart and Peyman Moaadi, two actors that are well worth the watch.
October 9, 2014
Lead actors Kristen Stewart and Peyman Moaadi deliver highly convincing portrayals as camp guard Amy and 'detainee' Ali...
September 14, 2014
Kristen Stewart kicks ass, taking on with raw and real gusto, what's going down in the world today. And opting for the opposite of most movie stars in their quest for fame and fortune, intent on mining her talent for meaningful hardcore drama instead.
September 11, 2014
Kristen Stewart and Peyman Moaadi are quite good, and the sequences that focus on their would-be relationship make up enough of the running time for the film to qualify as an acting treat.
January 31, 2014
As a work of moral ambivalence, it's extremely interesting. As a jingoistic apology for imprisonment, it's flawed. I choose to believe based on the pedigree of those involved that my former reading is...the more accurate analysis of the film
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