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Harrison's Flowers (2002)

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Critic Consensus: Though it presents the war in shockingly gritty, realistic terms, Harrison's Flowers uses such scenes as background for a trite love story.

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A woman travels to war-torn Yugoslavia to find her husband, a photojournalist for 'Newsweek,' who was to make this his last assignment but has been reported dead by the wire service.

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Cast

Andie MacDowell
as Sarah Lloyd
David Strathairn
as Harrison Lloyd
Alun Armstrong
as Samuel Brubeck
Diane Baker
as Mary Francis
Adrien Brody
as Eric Kyle
Caroline Goodall
as Johanna Pollack
Brendan Gleeson
as Marc Stevenson
Gerard Butler
as Chris Kumac
Marie-Beatrice Bernert
as Austrian Woman
Predrag Bjelac
as Doctor in Vukovar
Kurt Cramer
as CNN Journalist
Nicole Estabrooks
as Journalist 4
Francis Simon
as Layout Technician
Rich Gold
as Journalist 1
Bela Grushka
as Nina Portnoy
Jessica Horvathova
as HTV Interviewer
Amy Huck
as Cybil
Corey Johnson
as Peter Francis
Joel Kirby
as Michael
Rianne Kooiman
as Newsweek Journalist
Liliana Krstic
as Old Woman
Gregory Linington
as Journalist 2
Mirko Medenica
as Croatian Officer
Deborah Michaels
as Journalist 3
Slobodan Milovanovic
as Base Commander
Zivko Petrov
as Nustar Peasant
Michael Rogers
as Canadian Cameraman
Quinn Shepherd
as Margaux Lloyd
Dale Wyatt
as Mistress of Ceremony
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Critic Reviews for Harrison's Flowers

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (29)

Provides powerful drama thanks to its trenchant core story and harrowing re-creation of the brutal chaos of war.

June 5, 2008 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

Visceral, unrelenting, affecting and, as often, exasperating.

January 20, 2003 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The movie too often works against itself, pitting an increasingly implausible story with Chouraqui's hard-core realism.

August 9, 2002 | Rating: C+
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

A powerhouse of a film about modern journalism and war.

July 20, 2002 | Rating: 3/4
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Director Elie Chouraqui, who co-wrote the script, catches the chaotic horror of war, but why bother if you're going to subjugate truth to the tear-jerking demands of soap opera?

March 15, 2002 | Rating: 2/5
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

It's part travelogue in Hell, part ineffectual weepie.

March 15, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/5
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Harrison's Flowers

A worth subject but ultimately dull. Andie MacDowell is out of her depth.

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