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.
May 17, 2019
Capernaum gives a human face to conditions that exist outside the geographical purview of the wealthy.
April 18, 2019
Despite his appalling circumstances, Zain will touch your heart through his sheer charm, his resourceful determination and his innate human decency.
April 15, 2019
The plight of the poor and displaced, and the notion of frontiers, borders - and yes, walls - is front-and-centre in the media right now and faithfully served by this film.
April 9, 2019
A sometimes heavy-handed, but nonetheless powerful tale of poverty and adversity.
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