Critic Consensus: It's messy, overlong, and a touch melodramatic, but those flaws pale before Incendies' impressive acting and devastating emotional impact.
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Critic Reviews for Incendies
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.
Audience Reviews for Incendies
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.
|Nawal Marwan:||We stand for peace, not for religion.|
|Simon Marwan:||One plus one equals two, right?|
|Jeanne Marwan:||I'm in Mom's village. I wish you were here.|
|Notary Jean Lebel:||To a notary, Mr. Marwan, a promise is a sacred thing.|