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Cirkus Columbia Reviews

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March 8, 2012
Despite its wobbly tone and stumbles into implausible melodrama, the film succeeds as a study of realignments among friends and family, a gently cracked mirror held up to the insanity that would soon devastate the region.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 23, 2012
reaches a sublime balance between the personal and the political
| Original Score: 3.5/5
February 21, 2012
Cirkus Columbia is not as clever or complex as Danis Tanovic's masterpiece, No Man's Land, but it has its charms, not least its beguiling depiction of Balkan life before the war.
February 17, 2012
Its lightheartedness and overtly traditional narrative structure become a smart strategy for crafting what is ultimately a very nuanced political critique of capital.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 17, 2012
A family getting evicted from its home is no laughing matter, except if you're watching "Cirkus Columbia,'' a satiric comedy from, of all places, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 16, 2012
Danis Tanovic's scalding black comedy about the insanity of war...
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 16, 2012
While the emotional underpinnings feel raw, much of "Cirkus" also winds up spinning 'round to obvious, if uncomfortable, places.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
February 16, 2012
Cirkus Columbia looks to the past, evoking the kind of unreal, vaguely politicized tales that were once the lifeblood of arthouse cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 14, 2012
[A] decidedly old-fashioned, quasi-satirical drama that is a bit on the nose with its indictments of post-communist animosities and opportunism.
February 14, 2012
The tongue is in cheek and the tone is ironic and bleak, at least until the should-we-stay-or-should-we-go climax punctures the mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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