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Harrison's Flowers Reviews

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 19, 2008
The film presents an intense dose of reality -- too intense for some, maybe -- and it leaves us with a bitter aftertaste.
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David Rooney
June 5, 2008
Provides powerful drama thanks to its trenchant core story and harrowing re-creation of the brutal chaos of war.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 3, 2003
Acutely shows the pain and horror war inflicts on regular people.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
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
Rebecca Murray
December 17, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B
Desson Thomson
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
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.
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Loren King
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
A powerhouse of a film about modern journalism and war.
| Original Score: 3/4
Michael Dequina
April 9, 2002
The images and performances are gripping enough to override the melodramatic missteps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
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
Adam Nayman
March 18, 2002
This is a very good film, and it heralds an emerging directorial talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
March 17, 2002
MacDowell ... gives give a solid, anguished performance that eclipses nearly everything else she's ever done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 16, 2002
one of those coulda, woulda, shoulda films that frustrates with its unrealized potential
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Rod Armstrong
March 15, 2002
Because of [MacDowell], the film is moving, if not up to the standards of similar fare such as Under Fire or Welcome to Sarajevo.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
March 15, 2002
Harrison's Flowers is good. It should have been great.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Shirley Klass
Fantastica Daily
March 15, 2002
Harrison's Flowers' director wisely keeps [Andie] MacDowell quiet for most of the Yugoslavian scenes, leaving [Adrien] Brody to carry the scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.25/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 15, 2002
It's the unsettling images of a war-ravaged land that prove more potent and riveting than the unlikely story of Sarah and Harrison.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
March 15, 2002
Remarkable for its power to immerse us in the terror, panic and sheer adrenalized rush of the photojournalist's existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
March 15, 2002
For those looking for a generally well-made picture with a compelling story to tell, you could obviously do far worse than what this film offers.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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