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Kimjongilia Reviews

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September 1, 2010
Lately outsiders are more likely to laugh at North Korea's despotic head than to think about those who suffer under him, and Kimjongilia is a welcome and necessary antidote to that impulse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 26, 2010
Watching these painful reports by escapees of starvation, concentration camps, torture, and killings is more frustrating than enlightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 30, 2010
...Heikin's riveting, horribly beautiful film has given many of these people the voice they so deserve.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
March 24, 2010
Heikin has gathered rare video shot in-country and riveting escapee stories to create a commendable upgrade to our limited fount of North Korean knowledge, which almost completely mitigates the doc's numerous problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 24, 2010
A distractingly superficial depiction of North Korea that boils down the country's complex history to a handful of bullet points.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 19, 2010
Built around interviews with more than a half-dozen North Koreans who fled their country but can't shake its hold on their imaginations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 16, 2010
Arguably the most dysfunctional culture of the past few centuries, North Korea is a cosmically mad movie waiting to happen. But for now, Heikin's is merely insubstantial.
March 15, 2010
A classic case of a documentary filmmaker not trusting her material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 6, 2010
An effective broadside against the regime of the world's most isolated nation.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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