First They Killed My Father Reviews

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September 21, 2017
First They Killed My Father is a sensitively rendered account of one child's real-life experience, but its broader implications are noteworthy too.
September 21, 2017
A sincere attempt to paint a portrait of a country gone mad.
September 18, 2017
The Khmer Rouge's repressions and exactions are depicted fearsomely, but many of Jolie's images are postcard-pretty, and their emotional range depends mainly upon the child actors' tremulous and steadfast expressions.
September 16, 2017
A rare film about a national tragedy told through the eyes and mind of a child, and as fine a war movie as has ever been made.
September 15, 2017
Jolie's masterstroke is that she never departs from the gaze of her young protagonist.
September 15, 2017
By now, there should be no debating that Angelina Jolie is a talented director, capable of handling the most challenging subject matter with assurance and sensitivity.
October 11, 2018
The film does a fine job of humanizing a part of history that has often been overlooked in mainstream media.
October 10, 2018
It provides a look at war from non-combatants, a people scooped up in a regime's quest to dismantle and destroy everything its predecessor touched without remorse.
February 17, 2018
Suffer the little children: again
January 17, 2018
Its straightforward honesty is devastating, and it takes its place alongside The Killing Fields as one of the most important cinematic perspectives on the genocide to be made for international audiences.
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