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Red & White (Merah Putih) Reviews

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Martyn Conterio
Little White Lies
November 4, 2010
In the end it resorts to slow-motion violence, confirming its mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
November 8, 2010
The historical events may be little known but everything else from the swelling score to the cardboard characters feels all too familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
November 3, 2010
This cliché-ridden war story from Indonesian director Yadi Sugandi suggests that the Dutch occupation of Indonesia in the post-war period played out like a tawdry TV movie made with the help of a dressing-up box and lots of fake blood and fireworks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sam Toy
Empire Magazine
November 3, 2010
Sub-standard battle scenes and ropey characterisation drain this powerful story of its impact. Less history than histrionic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
November 4, 2010
The subject is fascinating, but the approach is flawed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
November 4, 2010
Not too bad, though a little plodding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Total Film
November 4, 2010
With the score swelling ludicrously every time the leads so much as scratch their heads, this would-be creation myth falls flat on its face.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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