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Far From Vietnam (Loin du Vietnam) Reviews

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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.
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
January 15, 2014
It's fascinating to see a dissenting opinion and wonder where the truth really lies.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
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.
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
October 24, 2013
Necessarily dated but still a fascinating document.
October 24, 2013
Although dated as propaganda, it's still one of the most effective political documentaries ever made.
September 25, 2013
The Vietnam War comes back vividly, frighteningly in this collaborative work from distinguished filmmakers
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5 stars
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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