Ezra Reviews

November 17, 2011
March 7, 2008
Only intermittently effective despite its powerful subject matter.
February 20, 2008
Rarely has the gulf between relevance of subject matter and ineptitude of execution been greater than it is in Ezra.
February 13, 2008
Since the movie, however infuriating, is a plea for mercy, the audience is compelled to forgive Ezra its often jittery and confusing overlaps.
February 13, 2008
Ezra is a scorching portrait of an African child who is kidnapped and turned into a soldier for a rebel militia.
February 13, 2008
An intelligent, if raw, work.
February 13, 2008
The film is awash with good intentions, and the actual atrocities are vividly depicted and chilling... but the film loses its momentum when it attempts to analyze the evils of poverty, anarchy and violence.
February 11, 2008
The tatty budget shows. But there are extraordinary moments in the rebel camp, in which the filmmaking becomes simpler as the psychology grows more complicated, as the boys (and girls) lean on one another and grope their way toward a kind of normalcy.
January 30, 2007
A passionate, harrowing drama about rebellion, atrocity and child soldiering in Africa, Ezra is raw and violent.