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Enemies of the People Reviews

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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
July 28, 2010
Restraint is precisely what makes this quietly harrowing documentary, composed mostly of interviews with former Khmer Rouge henchmen, so uncommonly devastating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 27, 2010
An extraordinary historical testimonial.
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
July 30, 2010
A powerful personal quest, the first film to show living perpetrators of genocide from the highest policymaker down through the administrator and the lowest killer.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
July 27, 2010
Leave it to a documentary on the atrocities of a Cambodian genocide to get everything actually right about the way humans store information and retrieve it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 28, 2010
Provocative, unflinchingly honest, harrowing and unforgettable. It's among the most powerful and important documentaries of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.86/10
July 29, 2010
limpid, haunting, and generous
| Original Score: 3.5/5
July 30, 2010
One of the year's best documentaries. Sambath's refinement in revealing the tragedy and epic brutality of Cambodia's killing fields makes the story all the more shocking and heartbreaking. You must see this movie!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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 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
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+
July 30, 2010
An important ethical documentary about the Cambodian genocide, a major Khmer Rouge leader, and some of the farmers who followed orders and killed hundreds of men, women, and children.
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
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
July 30, 2010
Extraordinary on several fronts.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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 exposť.
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
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
January 16, 2011
Absorbing and historic.
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