Finding Oscar (2017)


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In a forgotten massacre during Guatemala's decades-long civil war, a young boy was spared, only to be raised by one of the very soldiers who killed his family. Nearly 30 years after the tragedy, it will take a dedicated team - from a forensic scientist to a young Guatemalan prosecutor - to uncover the truth and bring justice to those responsible - by finding the missing boy named Oscar.

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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

A genuinely inspiring story of courage in the face of atrocity, impunity, and institutionalized inhumanity.

May 5, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Directed by Ryan Suffern, this harrowing documentary focuses on the December 1982 massacre perpetrated by the Guatemalan military against the little village of Dos Erres, whose residents.

May 4, 2017 | Full Review…

[A] movie ... solidly constructed by American documentarian Ryan Suffern.

Apr 27, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A twisty, protracted fight for justice is deftly traced in "Finding Oscar," an absorbing, if grim, documentary ...

Apr 20, 2017 | Full Review…

As a story, "Finding Oscar" has all the necessary ingredients for a riveting experience, yet the execution is more earnest than inspiring in all but the most predictable ways.

Apr 13, 2017 | Full Review…
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The barbarity described in "Finding Oscar" is stomach-turning, but moments of courage still shine through in this unsettling yet vital documentary.

Apr 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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