Incendies Reviews

June 22, 2011
A strong film based on a weak story.
May 27, 2011
It's a powerful, disturbing film. May there be a day when such works seem less relevant.
May 26, 2011
Rage has no expiration date in Incendies, director Denis Villeneuve's gripping, era-jumping drama about a family melded to its war-torn past.
May 26, 2011
A deeply resonant literary quality gives what might otherwise seem like a dubious series of coincidences a profound sense of plausibility.
May 20, 2011
It is no surprise that it was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
May 20, 2011
Villaneuve knows how to stoke a hot debate about the legacy of violence. But in this case, where there's smoke, there's not enough air.
May 18, 2011
The movie, engrossing as it is intentionally horrifying, is capped by a last-minute revelation that brings the story to a haunting, powerful close.
May 12, 2011
A mystery, a melodrama, a prison film, and a love story, "Incendies'' is foremost a scream of rage at a society destroyed by religion and by men.
May 12, 2011
Villeneuve's telling of her story - and of her children's - is painful, searing and something close to brilliant.
May 5, 2011
Overplays its hand, piling tragedy on tragedy until we feel browbeaten with misery.