In the Land of Blood and Honey Reviews

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January 17, 2020
In the Land of Blood and Honey is a surprisingly ambitious, nuanced study of the collision of human psychology with the black-and-white lines war presumes.
January 11, 2020
The film also at times drags on a bit too long. It seems trying to fit in a little bit of time from each year of the war was a bit too much and not needed to get across the themes and point of the film.
November 26, 2019
Set against the backdrop of the war, violent and graphic and made with no apologies... is the story of love, conflict and the emotional, ethical, physical and moral toll it takes not only on individuals, but on people as a whole.
December 20, 2018
In fighting for equality on all fronts, Jolie makes a compelling case for a world where labels don't matter, including those that would brand her as a celebrity rather than as a filmmaker. No argument here.
August 15, 2014
[An] atrocious script and misguided approach to the subject matter render In the Land of Blood and Honey odious.
September 15, 2012
In The Land Of Blood And Honey is a compelling story that is enhanced by the well-researched portrayal of the politics behind the conflict and the ways that people were made to cope.
April 29, 2012
...not incompetently made, and it suggests that Jolie might have a real shot at someday being a very good director. But it leaves us with a feeling so queasy and uncomfortable one hesitates to give it voice: Could she really think this dynamic is sexy?
April 17, 2012
Jolie never shies away from the horrors of war, with scene after scene of ethnic cleansing and war atrocities, but it suffers from an emotionally distant script and some weird editing that make the film's languid pace even more noticeable.
March 23, 2012
It's a good movie on a great subject, even if it is well short of a great film.
March 16, 2012
Jolie wants to tell a tragic love story amid the ruins, between a Serb and a Muslim, but she can never get a bead on who these two people are or how they feel about each other.
March 3, 2012
In the Land of Blood and Honey is a relentless, disturbing chronicle of cruelty. It is bleak and brutal. Angelina Jolie is showing this could be -- and still is -- happening in other parts of the world.
March 2, 2012
Overall, Jolie has nothing to be embarrassed about and much of which to be proud with this movie. Even in moments where the film doesn't quite work, she shows ample evidence of ambition and a discerning director's eye.
February 29, 2012
A brilliant debut written and directed by Jolie. She has an artist's eye, strong personal vision, and a masterful command of her stars.
February 24, 2012
Jolie, however, shows great promise as a visual storyteller, even though this love story is stretched too thinly.
February 24, 2012
[T]hough it is written and directed by actress Angelina Jolie... there is nothing 'Hollywood' about this film: it stars local actors and is in the local languages, and it shies not one whit from the horrors of the war.
February 15, 2012
Never less than competent, it's clearly the result of a sincere, long-harboured desire to raise awareness of these horrific, dehumanising events.
February 10, 2012
Jolie's grasp of the material is confident enough to mean that her film never slows down, or loses its way.
February 10, 2012
This is an often impressive first feature and clearly a sincere and hard-hitting exposure of a terrible time.
February 3, 2012
The film's key twist seems a bit underdeveloped, but there's no avoiding the horror the film captures. Even in modern times, what monsters men can be.
February 3, 2012
It's a tough, clear-eyed look at a ghastly ethnic war, with an admirably wide perspective that affords compassion for both sides.
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