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It's messy, overlong, and a touch melodramatic, but those flaws pale before Incendies' impressive acting and devastating emotional impact.
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It is not really believable, and yet if it is not taken literally, but as a cinematic prose-poem, it has undoubted force.
A strong film based on a weak story.
It's a powerful, disturbing film. May there be a day when such works seem less relevant.
Rage has no expiration date in Incendies, director Denis Villeneuve's gripping, era-jumping drama about a family melded to its war-torn past.
A deeply resonant literary quality gives what might otherwise seem like a dubious series of coincidences a profound sense of plausibility.
It is no surprise that it was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Incendies is a gripping film, mostly because of the fearless performance of Belgian-born, half Moroccan, half Spanish actress [Lubna] Azabal.
Dominated by periods of eerie calm followed by sudden, astonishing mood swings, Incendies is intelligent, emotionally complex world cinema at its finest.
Although "Incendies" shows very little violence, the burden of knowing what's taking place off-screen is just as difficult for the audience to stomach.
Rewarding, but ridiculously stingy in handing out simple details -- relationships, geographical settings, etc. -- vital to our grasp of what's going on.
Watching Incendies is a long, hard, and emotionally draining experience but one that richly rewards the time and effort invested.
Every time the film begins to feel more like a history lesson than a drama, it explodes into action.
Whereas many were impressed with this colorful visit to hostile lands journey, I found it manipulative and over dramatic, the 'surprise' ending so predictable, given the DRAMA beforehand as to be nearly ridiculous. Did everyone need an unwashed, poor kid to root for this outing? Blah.
An intense, gripping and absolutely wonderful drama that tells a devastating story about love, hate, secrets and amends, and it does so in a completely unpredictable way, with a powerful performance by Lubna Azabal and an unbelievable, jaw-dropping ending.
Very compelling film. Worth watching.
"Incendies" is a masterpiece; a virtually flawless piece of writing, directing, and acting that comes together in a narrative of no easy answers and a ending to leave you rattled.
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