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In the Land of Blood and Honey Reviews

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Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
It's a good movie on a great subject, even if it is well short of a great film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tony Macklin
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
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Leah Rozen
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.
Victoria Alexander
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.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
February 24, 2012
Jolie, however, shows great promise as a visual storyteller, even though this love story is stretched too thinly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
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.
Rob Beames
Daily Telegraph (UK)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Pulver
February 10, 2012
Jolie's grasp of the material is confident enough to mean that her film never slows down, or loses its way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
February 10, 2012
This is an often impressive first feature and clearly a sincere and hard-hitting exposure of a terrible time.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Rafer Guzman
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 20, 2012
Jolie has a number of things on her side here, including a superb cast that is mostly unknown to western viewers -- always a boon to the willing suspension of disbelief.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
January 19, 2012
Jolie crafts a watchable, engaging drama set amid the Bosnian War, proof that she has paid attention during all of these years in front of the camera and has been able to translate that into some skill behind it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
January 15, 2012
Jolie's is a lean direction, with a fine eye for evocative composition and a blistering sense of outrage cloaked equally well in the tension of shocked silence as in the expected wails of anguish
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
January 13, 2012
It's a brutal, upsetting viewing experience that parses the physical, emotional and moral tolls of war and indicts world-governing bodies for failing to intervene.
Willie Waffle
January 13, 2012
A daring and ambitious undertaking for a first time writer and director
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
January 13, 2012
An ambitious if not entirely fully realized drama about the 1990s war in the former Yugoslavia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
January 12, 2012
Jolie has chosen a complex subject for her feature debut as a writer and director, and although not perfect, it's not for lack of trying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
January 12, 2012
A grim, grisly, graphic, cross-cultural love story from a humanitarian activist.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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