Jung (War) in the Land of the Mujaheddin - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Jung (War) in the Land of the Mujaheddin Reviews

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Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
December 10, 2001
Contradiction and enigma reign collectively in a landscape simultaneously mystical and carnal.
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Cole Smithey
November 4, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
March 18, 2002
May not make you feel better, exactly, but it will enlighten you, expand your thought process, and lift you out of the Hollywood Matrix that prefers to batter you with military recruitment films disguised as Saving Private Ryan and the like.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
November 23, 2001
This documentary elicits our compassion with its unrelenting presentation of the agony, suffering, and losses of the Afghan people.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 28, 2001
Everyone in the world should see this film, to be reminded that there is a human price to be paid for every action as well as every inaction.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
November 20, 2001
As history (1.5 million deaths so far in 20 years of nonstop war) and as news, it smokes CNN.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 26, 2001
Jung can hardly be called optimistic, but neither does it invite despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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John Anderson
November 26, 2001
Vendemmiati, Lazzaretti and Petitto ... attain an astounding access to Afghan places, people and sound.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
March 15, 2002
No one who sees Jung: In the Land of the Mujaheddin will be able to forget it, and few who see it will be sorry.
Phil Hall
Film Threat
November 20, 2001
Frequently compelling but strangely uneven documentary on war-torn Afghanistan.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
November 26, 2001
Timely, powerful but underedited and messily structured documentary.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
November 26, 2001
Informative, often grisly and undeniably riveting.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
November 29, 2001
Jung is nothing if not timely, relevant and resonant in its heroic humanism in the face of the seemingly endless suffering of the people in this war-ravaged land.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
January 10, 2002
Valuable both as an historical document ... and for its unsparing and graphic depiction of the human toll of warfare and repression.
Emanuel Levy
October 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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