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Cirkus Columbia Reviews

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 16, 2012
Danis Tanovic's scalding black comedy about the insanity of war...
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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
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Sam Adams
AV Club
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-
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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.
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David Fear
Time Out
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