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The Betrayal - Nerakhoon Reviews

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November 19, 2008
It's as if the filmmaker has opened a window onto a parallel world traveling beside our own.
November 19, 2008
A warts and all expose' designed to leave you outraged about the way America treats naive allies and about the unresolved, ugly fallout of the Vietnam conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 17, 2008
This heartfelt debut docu feature by veteran cinematographer Ellen Kuras brings an affecting personal dimension to a sprawling sociopolitical narrative.
November 17, 2008
Even in a city bursting with extraordinary immigrant stories, this film about a Laotian-American family's journey to Brooklyn is unusually moving.
November 17, 2008
The damage to the family seems too deep to heal, yet the film is lyrical, expansive, unbearably beautiful, with a melting violin score by Howard Shore. The bitterness has an epic scale -- bottomless, borderless, universal.
November 16, 2008
A probing, textured mix of historical and personally shot footage set to an effectively disembodied voiceover.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 27, 2008
A treasure-trove of archival film indicts the U.S. for betraying the Laotian people--as seen through the travails of one family.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 17, 2008
The Betrayal occasionally takes on more than it can achieve, yet its scope and visual poetics elevate it far above similar documentaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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