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Harrison's Flowers Reviews

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November 19, 2008
The film presents an intense dose of reality -- too intense for some, maybe -- and it leaves us with a bitter aftertaste.
June 5, 2008
Provides powerful drama thanks to its trenchant core story and harrowing re-creation of the brutal chaos of war.
July 11, 2007
Built on a foundation of melodrama and implausible coincidence, Harrison's Flowers is a movie that looks far better on paper than it does onscreen.
Read More | Original Score: 61/100
October 30, 2006
A stronger actress, say Michelle Pfeiffer or Cate Blanchette, would have given this political melodrama more credibility and power, but Andie MacDowell is poorly cast and she seems lost.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 9, 2003
When describing an Andie MacDowell movie, the words "gritty" and "harrowing" do not immediately spring to mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 3, 2003
Acutely shows the pain and horror war inflicts on regular people.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
May 27, 2003
Lacking gravitas, MacDowell is a placeholder for grief, and ergo this sloppy drama is an empty vessel. Leave these Flowers unpicked -- they're dead on the vine.
Full Review | Original Score: D
May 20, 2003
Hope, desperation and the ugliness of ethnic cleansing intersect elegantly in director Elie Chouraqui's intense retelling of the 1991 Croatian-Serbian conflict in Yugoslavia.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
January 30, 2003
...overly melodramatic...
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 20, 2003
Visceral, unrelenting, affecting and, as often, exasperating.
October 21, 2002
Utterly predictable and idiotically scripted by writer/director Elie Chouraqui.
October 15, 2002
Ultimately, Sarah's dedication to finding her husband seems more psychotic than romantic, and nothing in the movie makes a convincing case that one woman's broken heart outweighs all the loss we witness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2002
This story of a determined woman's courage to find her husband in a war zone offers winning performances and some effecting moments.
August 9, 2002
The movie too often works against itself, pitting an increasingly implausible story with Chouraqui's hard-core realism.
Read More | Original Score: C+
July 20, 2002
A powerhouse of a film about modern journalism and war.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2002
This is a good movie in spurts, but when it doesn't work, it's at important times.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
April 9, 2002
The images and performances are gripping enough to override the melodramatic missteps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 24, 2002
Harrison's Flowers wilts.
March 19, 2002
...a solid, well-acted adventure film that wears its condemnation and acceptance of the vagaries of civil war on its sleeve.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 18, 2002
It's clearly a slavish imitation of The Killing Fields, but characters are uninvolving and the story far-fetched (even the title is ridiculous).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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