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Enemies of the People Reviews

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February 23, 2012
Like Chillingworth's investigations of the minister Dimmesdale in Hawthorne's "Scarlet Letter," Sambath's conversations with Brother Number 2 and other killers aren't just reporter's interviews. They're attempts to cleanse and purge the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 16, 2011
Absorbing and historic.
December 27, 2010
A fascinating documentary that illustrates Georges Bernanos's famous dictum: "La colère des imbéciles remplit le monde."
December 15, 2010
This astonishing documentary by Cambodian journalist Thet Sambath, whose entire family was killed by the Khmer Rouge, gets as near as anyone has done to discovering how and why the killing fields happened.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 13, 2010
Enemies incisively interweaves archive footage with revealing interviews...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 11, 2010
The matter-of-fact honesty is as unsettling as the nightmarish stories these people tell
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 10, 2010
While providing a fascinating insight into one of history's bloodiest reigns, what shines through is Sambath's ability to bury any vengeance in favour of journalistic impartiality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 10, 2010
It won't leave your head for the whole journey home (and just the journey home from the cinema).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 9, 2010
Extraordinary...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 9, 2010
This is patient, persistent, probing and fearless journalism of the highest order and it shocks to the core.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 9, 2010
The methodology employed by Thet and co-director Rob Lemkin is occasionally manipulative and the truth often remains elusive. But this is absolutely compelling, nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2010
War crimes cinema gets a new wrinkle, or scar of honour, in Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath's enthralling investigative documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2010
A powerful, well made documentary that serves as an important historical record, though it's understandably devastating to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2010
Intense and harrowing, Sambath's documentary will pin you to your seat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 28, 2010
A patient filmmaker gets his historic interview
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 10, 2010
This documentary centering around the Khmer Rouge's Nuon Chea is a sobering reminder that amorality can indeed not only exist but also apparently thrive in a vacuum.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 6, 2010
How the genial Sambath remains so circumspect throughout his taut sessions with Chea is remarkable, as is so much of this must-see exposé.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 4, 2010
An all-too-human face is put on genocide in this highly personal investigation into the horror of the Khmer Rouge.
August 2, 2010
One of the most amazing investigative documentary films of all time. The interviews are few but of the highest quality
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
July 30, 2010
As if the subject matter weren't disconcerting enough, Daniel Pemberton's music is positively eerie.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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