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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.
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 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
December 17, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
July 20, 2002
A powerhouse of a film about modern journalism and war.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 9, 2002
The images and performances are gripping enough to override the melodramatic missteps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
This is a very good film, and it heralds an emerging directorial talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
March 16, 2002
one of those coulda, woulda, shoulda films that frustrates with its unrealized potential
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 15, 2002
Harrison's Flowers is good. It should have been great.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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
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
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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