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.
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.
March 23, 2012
It's a good movie on a great subject, even if it is well short of a great film.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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