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In This World Reviews

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September 29, 2003
[The] camera constantly strays from the main action to capture moments of local scenery in an attempt to prove how "real" it all is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 18, 2003
The intention...appears to be to energize people around the asylum issue, but ['In This World'] doesn't deliver the visceral punch needed to win converts.
April 4, 2003
Unfortunately it is no more informative, possibly even less involving, than umpteen pieces of print and television reportage that have set out similarly to chronicle one of the major humanitarian crises of our age.
September 20, 2003
Self-conscious, showy and unnecessarily ambiguous.
October 15, 2003
In This World leaves us with little more than 'Tsk, tsk.'
February 2, 2004
The film's intellectual dishonesty begins almost immediately.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 5, 2004
Although the story told is of vital importance, the manner of the telling robs us of the appropriate emotional response.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 29, 2003
In This World is a prime example of the type of film that can benefit from digital cinematography.
September 20, 2003
What's real and what's fiction in the film is hard to say, but we trust that the images are informed by truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 18, 2003
It is an extraordinarily intimate evocation of just how helpless it feels to be a refugee.
February 5, 2004
Michael Winterbottom puts a human face on a harrowing story in In This World, but you'll wish you had more.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2003
The two boys are splendid, but Jamal, the younger, stands out.
April 4, 2003
Winterbottom seems willing to tackle just about anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 4, 2003
The film has a riveting central narrative, the performances are compelling and, most of all, we need to hear more immigration stories like this to counter the government's and the media's incessant fear-mongering.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 17, 2003
In This World defies you to remain unmoved.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 18, 2003
In This World is an incredibly moving film directed by Michael Winterbottom about two young Afghan refugees struggling to survive a harrowing overland journey to London in search of a better life.
September 19, 2003
Armed with a script informed by the actual experiences of refugees and a production shot on location in Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Italy, France and Britain with convincing verisimilitude, (Winterbottom) seems to spin raw experience.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 23, 2003
It's impossible to call In This World melodramatic because it never develops dramatically. It only tosses us straight into Jamal and Enayat's struggle.
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
November 3, 2003
Alguns filmes possuem maior importância política do que artística. É o caso deste longa.
| Original Score: 3/5
November 4, 2003
In This World may be the work of a liberal, but anyone of humanity must give pause to the horrors faced by those unlucky enough to be born in unfortunate circumstances
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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