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Innocent Voices (Voces inocentes) Reviews

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 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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 14, 2005
This isn't only slightly simplistic politics, it's bad drama.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
A movie with a long echo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 14, 2005
The movie creates a sense of shame that is hard to shake.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 14, 2005
The movie wastes no time pulling you in.
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 13, 2005
Director Mandoki has created a film with the gritty honesty of a documentary and the artistic masterstroke of a finely crafted cinematic piece.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 13, 2005
A deeply moving and powerful film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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 13, 2005
A howl of grief and outrage that all middle paths were torched in this tragic war.
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.
October 12, 2005
A poignant yet harrowing account of children, and in particular one rambunctious boy, during the Salvadoran civil war.
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