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Far From Vietnam (Loin du Vietnam) Reviews

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Penelope Houston
The Spectator
April 11, 2016
Attitudes towards Vietnam aren't likely to be greatly changed by this picture: it can produce no new facts, no film to shock audiences into an altered understanding.
Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian
March 18, 2014
"Far from Vietnam" drags slightly, but it remains a powerful example of what can happen when artists apply their talents to doing more than entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
January 15, 2014
It's fascinating to see a dissenting opinion and wonder where the truth really lies.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Phil Hall
Film Threat
December 16, 2013
None of the French talent involved seemed to recall that the Vietnam conflict had its roots in the French military occupation of Indochina. Obviously, there was more than a little amnesia on the road from Dien Bien Phu to the Cannes screening rooms.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
October 24, 2013
Alternately strident and eloquent, muddled and incisive, Far From Vietnam remains compelling both as artful propaganda and as a prophetic historical artifact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
October 24, 2013
The horror of the war's direct effect, the fury of the resistance that it provoked, the self-inflicted damage to American ideals, and its over-all impact as a lever for huge social, political, and psychological fractures are packed in.
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Renata Adler
New York Times
October 24, 2013
A broken film doesn't really make the best statement about anything. Or utter a cry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tom Milne
Time Out
October 24, 2013
Necessarily dated but still a fascinating document.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 24, 2013
Although dated as propaganda, it's still one of the most effective political documentaries ever made.
Gerald Peary
Arts Fuse
September 25, 2013
The Vietnam War comes back vividly, frighteningly in this collaborative work from distinguished filmmakers
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5 stars
Ela Bittencourt
Slant Magazine
August 24, 2013
Most problematic is the way in which the Vietnamese are romanticized, as if they had not fought for their livelihoods and land, visceral and specific, but for ideals alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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