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Innocent Voices (Voces inocentes) Reviews

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November 10, 2005
Innocent Voices is based on a true story, and you know what that often means: It feels very untrue.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 14, 2005
An unintentionally bad "Hallmark Hall-of-Fame" movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 7, 2005
'En realidad no es mala película, para nada, pero fue víctima de las pretensiones desmedidas de quienes están detrás de ella.'
| Original Score: 2.5/4
October 17, 2005
while [Mandoki's] subject matter is dramatic and heart-breaking, his film is slow and repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 21, 2005
...the hit-you-over-the-head scenes of sudden conscriptions, relentless violence and lack of real political stance keeps this from being as good as it should have been.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 13, 2005
Because this is history viewed through the eyes of a child, Innocent Voices gives you feelings and impressions, but few facts
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 14, 2005
Innocent Voices is one of those movies whose heart is in the right place, but its treatment just feels wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 14, 2005
This isn't only slightly simplistic politics, it's bad drama.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 14, 2005
It's a harrowing tale, but one that gets phonied up with unnecessary slo-mos, manipulative soundtrack cues, and unrestrained thespianism.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 8, 2005
The boy's race against time and the desperation of a collapsing regime is passionately explored though, as a story, it doesn't exactly ignite passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 12, 2005
Innocent Voices is personal in the most limiting sense: a memoir of war-torn El Salvador presented -- with a heaping side of nostalgia -- from the perspective of someone too young to understand it.
September 24, 2005
Innocent Voices is incendiary and the subject matter is powerful, but the movie becomes earnest and formulaic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 13, 2005
The subject matter of Innocent Voices almost tricks you into believing the movie has some inherent worth.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 15, 2005
The film, however well-intentioned, is full of cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
October 21, 2005
Effective without being overwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 11, 2005
Innocent Voices is an angry movie, and for good reason. Anything less serious would have been a gross injustice. Mandoki has given us a powerful motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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 12, 2005
A poignant yet harrowing account of children, and in particular one rambunctious boy, during the Salvadoran civil war.
October 17, 2005
...builds to its climax with inexorable precision, yet never hits audiences over the head with manufactured emotional moments.
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