In the Land of Blood and Honey Reviews

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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 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.
February 3, 2012
With its broad strokes, this invitation to an important discussion is hard to ignore, but the blood and honey on the table is an unpalatable mix.
January 20, 2012
Although Jolie's good intentions are easy to admire, those characters are hard to believe, and the bloody narrative has an oddly bloodless effect.
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 13, 2012
An ambitious if not entirely fully realized drama about the 1990s war in the former Yugoslavia.
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.
January 6, 2012
Is it a bad sign when you want a movie to end almost as much as the war it's about?
January 6, 2012
The tendency that often sinks Angelina Jolie's performances -- overemphasizing certain naturalistic behaviors at the expense of well-rounded characterization -- more or less sinks her first film as writer-director.
January 5, 2012
In the Land of Blood and Honey feels like the sober, hard-hitting work of a humanitarian.
January 5, 2012
A mix of the powerful and the ridiculous, and eventually the ridiculous wins.
January 5, 2012
You watch the movie wanting to look away, even as it reminds us of history that shouldn't be forgotten.
January 5, 2012
"Blood and Honey'' is both strong and headstrong, equally invested in grit and glamour with a hazy understanding of the line separating the two.
January 5, 2012
It's impressively steady filmmaking for a first-timer, and a powerful, powerfully disturbing subject to take on.
January 5, 2012
In the Land of Blood and Honey captures the sickening way the war in Bosnia became a gray zone of genocide. Yet that, unfortunately, is not enough to make it a good movie.
January 5, 2012
"In the Land of Blood and Honey" clearly came from the same impulse that has led Jolie into so many humanitarian efforts around the world.
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