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Munyurangabo Reviews

August 23, 2016
Earnest and slow, the film takes time to reveal its intentions and the result is worthy but not engaging.
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
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.
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
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 29, 2009
Munyurangabo uses the fine-grained techniques of cinematic neorealism to illuminate the psychological and emotional landscape of a still-traumatized place.
May 27, 2009
Without proselytizing, what's left in this machetes-to-ploughshares tale is, unexpectedly, a powerfully Christian film.