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Innocent Voices (Voces inocentes) Reviews

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March 27, 2011
It's depressing - God, is it depressing - in a way that only a film about growing up amidst a Central American civil war can be, but it is also often uplifting, and that is a tricky balance to pull off.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 12, 2006
This coming of age tale of a boy who suddenly becomes the man of the house is too naive and simplistic to convey the tumultuous political context of El Salvador in the 1980s.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 19, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 29, 2005
Padilla is superb as a boy who eagerly looks forward to manhood while ruefully bidding farewell to youth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 23, 2005
Reminds us how the human spirit can transcend even the worst tragedy.
October 21, 2005
Effective without being overwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 20, 2005
In the best parts of Innocent Voices, we experience both war's tragedy and its sometimes weird exhilaration -- with innocent clarity.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2005
...builds to its climax with inexorable precision, yet never hits audiences over the head with manufactured emotional moments.
October 17, 2005
The images of war are never easy to watch, but those feelings of profound sorrow are magnified when children are turned into soldiers with guns as big as they are.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 17, 2005
A powerful reminder of how war should never be an option in the resolution of a conflict, even as a last resort
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 16, 2005
Despite a pro-FMLN POV, when many consider them terrorists, this is one of the better films showing how war affects the little people who find themselves in the middle of war.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 16, 2005
The sincerity and earnestness of 'Innocent Voices' are beyond doubt. It's a pity that the film's execution doesn't always match them. Still, it's a mostly laudable effort.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 15, 2005
Padilla is a wonder in this, his first starring role. He's real, honest and absolutely convincing. And gorgeous to boot.
October 14, 2005
Innocent Voices is executed with such unbridled passion and conviction that we overlook its excesses and succumb to its dramatic story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 14, 2005
Innocent Voices may not be a perfect movie, but in many ways it's a necessary one.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 14, 2005
Mandoki, who with this film returns to the Spanish-speaking cinema after a string of Hollywood films, has brought a sure sense of the visual and taut construction to Innocent Voices.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 14, 2005
The many riveting moments will stay with you for days, and Padilla is well up to the task of carrying this intense story on his tiny shoulders.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 14, 2005
Mandoki never passes up a chance to increase the schmaltz level, but that doesn't lessen the impact of this harrowing account of a hellish childhood.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 14, 2005
An important film that should be seen by many.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 14, 2005
A movie with a long echo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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