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Munyurangabo Reviews

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December 13, 2017
Chung went and made a movie in Rwanda because it was possible and because he cared, and that's as good a reason as you can find for making a movie.
August 23, 2016
It's an authentically beautiful film.
August 23, 2016
Earnest and slow, the film takes time to reveal its intentions and the result is worthy but not engaging.
August 23, 2016
The result is an achingly authentic film, as stirring as it is relevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 17, 2011
Chekhov's principle of drama is in full effect, but what's remarkable about this film is how it slowly steers its way from portent to poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 7, 2010
Munyurangabo is a small, quiet film with big implications. It's one of those movies where knowing the story behind the scenes will give you more appreciation of the humble, hand-held one on-screen.
July 7, 2010
Free of any mannerism or displays of bravura, the filmmaking is strongly informed with a sense of poetry, cinematic sophistication and a desire to allow scenes to play out fully, but no longer than they must.
May 11, 2010
Chung's film feels 'organic.' ... Rather than giving Western viewers a guilt trip by exploiting Rwanda's pain, he makes a movie by Rwanda for Rwanda.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 12, 2010
Munyurangabo may be a simple film with a straightforward message, but the details and conflicts Chung captures give it a reality that cannot be denied.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 30, 2009
The finished film, which was completed in about 11 days, has the tidiness and optimism of a fable. But it showcases certain hard facts of life in a war-torn country whose scars have yet to heal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 5, 2009
Compared to "Munyurangabo," admirable films like Terry George's "Hotel Rwanda" or Michael Caton-Jones' "Shooting Dogs" seem like so much heavy-handed melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
September 25, 2009
If you can get past the mercurial changes in emotions and the slow pace you'll find a film that has a lot to say about war and peace, hatred and love, revenge and reconciliation
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 19, 2009
Poignant and authentically moving film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 26, 2009
You wouldn't think a movie with so many cultural elements to draw on would have to steal from Disney.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 23, 2009
It is in every frame a beautiful and powerful film -- a masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 26, 2009
It's the latest in a long and worthy line of low-budget, partly improvised neorealist movies that mix fiction with documentarylike qualities.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 12, 2009
Munyurangabo, a simple, naturalistic parable about a journey to the countryside by two young men, reflects on the chances of peace and reconciliation for survivors of Rwanda's bloody recent past.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2009
It's raw and rough, but beautifully photographed and classically constructed, with an undercurrent of awful tension and a lyrical sensibility.
May 30, 2009
A compelling, provocative and well-nuanced drama that's also refreshingly unpretentious and quietly engrossing.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.25/10
May 29, 2009
In order to survive, one can't hold onto innocence nor wash away the bloody, tattooed existence of the past. And even with this grim reality, there is some semblance of promise. Not everything corrupt stays that way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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