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In the aftermath of the worst school shooting in history, the traumatized community of Newtown, Connecticut finds a new sense of purpose in this intimate story of resilience as told by those whose lives were changed forever.

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Critic Reviews for Newtown

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (16)

  • It feels like the closest thing to a tribute audiences can pay to the children and adults who died, and the town that continues to grieve them.

    Nov 7, 2016 | Full Review…
  • One needn't be a mother or father to be drawn in by what Snyder has captured in this quiet but powerful film. Just being human will do.

    Nov 1, 2016 | Full Review…

    Brian Lowry
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  • What comes through is that the survivors have in no sense reached "closure" -- that meaningless word. This is a movie about people trying to make sense out of the senselessness of what happened.

    Oct 14, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Snyder has chosen to make a documentary about collective grief. She's created a devastating cry from the heart of a crisis ...

    Oct 14, 2016 | Full Review…
  • It's impossible to watch this film and feel no particular way about the killings.

    Oct 7, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • This film isn't content to be merely a "never forget" reminder; it wants to convey just how deep and lasting the pain is, from this attack and, by extension, many others.

    Oct 6, 2016 | Full Review…

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  • May 07, 2017
    So terribly sad and heartbreaking.
    Erin C Super Reviewer

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