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Dark Blue World Reviews

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Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
It's a fitting requiem for heroes forgotten.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
July 5, 2002
A complex story with a number of twists, it possesses a fatalism uncommon in American films.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Sean O'Connell
Filmcritic.com
June 6, 2002
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Simon Wardell
BBC.com
April 15, 2002
Ondrej Vetchż is impressive as the stoic Franta.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
April 12, 2002
Dark Blue World is a human war movie without flag-waving -- a relief these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
April 5, 2002
A bittersweet world, and it's frankly one to which we've been before, but seldom do we see it rendered with such exquisite, if pained, craftsmanship.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Marta Barber
Miami Herald
March 7, 2002
Dark Blue World's warm story and beautiful photography almost hits the mark, and it has a great ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
March 1, 2002
Solid writing and endearing performances steer it clear of the usual mawkish traps.
| Original Score: 3/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
March 1, 2002
More bleak and certainly more hushed than the relatively bombastic Pearl Harbor, but they both tell a war-movie plot staple in approximately the same way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
March 1, 2002
A tale that's tragic, funny and compelling.
Top Critic
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 28, 2002
Pearl Harbor without the product placements, without the Hollywood bombast, and certainly without the $100-million-plus budget.
| Original Score: 3/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 17, 2002
The SverŠks have made a glorious, tremendously knowing film.
Top Critic
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
February 8, 2002
Sverak has a great feeling for the glories of airplanes, and the technical resources in the picture are astounding.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 1, 2002
Fitzgerald is a fine bit of Brit, the men are truly men, England shines, the sky is streaked with courage. And attention is owed.
Top Critic
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 31, 2002
Its heart-tugs are mostly effective.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
January 29, 2002
Visually sumptuous and hopelessly romantic...
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
January 25, 2002
An effective journey through a little-known World War II story.
Top Critic
Derek Elley
Variety
July 22, 2008
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Alexander Walker
London Evening Standard
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 15, 2003
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002

Guardian
May 26, 2002

FilmFour.com
May 14, 2002
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
April 15, 2002

Boston Phoenix
April 5, 2002
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Arizona Republic
March 22, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 21, 2002
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
March 1, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 8, 2002
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