Capernaum (Capharnaüm) Reviews

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March 2, 2019
It's essential viewing for the ways in which it illuminates brutally hard lives many of us could otherwise not imagine, and for the craft of its nonprofessional performers.
February 22, 2019
Co-writer and director Nadine Labaki shoots "Capernaum" with a fluent, documentary-like realism.
February 6, 2019
"Capernaum" overcomes its built-in clichés to forcefully tell a story as urgent as the latest breaking-news bulletin.
February 5, 2019
"Capernaum" is a searing, unforgettable work.
January 16, 2019
"Capernaum" is a tough slog, no doubt, even by tough-slog standards. But that's a big part of what makes it so rewarding.
January 11, 2019
A film that explicitly argues against bringing children into the world under difficult circumstances while relying for its narrative hook and dramatic effect on the heroism and resilience of a child brought into the world under difficult circumstances.
June 23, 2019
Zain, estimated age 12 and serving five years' jail time "because I stabbed a sonofabitch," is suing his neglectful parents for giving birth to him.
June 17, 2019
Labaki's film documents a world largely governed by concentric circles of suffering and exploitation, but in her screenplay and through her eye, there are no villains here ...
June 13, 2019
Capernaum is much more than a reductionist vision about the extreme vulnerability of children in an atmosphere of extreme poverty. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 10, 2019
Nadine Labaki shines a bright light on dark times. A painfully unreal experience.
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