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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
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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.
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.
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.