No Man's Land Reviews

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May 6, 2002
February 26, 2002
... a gripping piece of combat theater.
February 15, 2002
It's hard to believe this is writer-director Danis Tanovic's first feature fiction film.
February 8, 2002
The film would have been a stunner under any circumstances, but with the situation in Afghanistan and the Middle East worsening on a daily basis, No Man's Land feels even more relevant.
February 7, 2002
The acting's so strong and the dialogue so realistic, that it feels authentic.
January 9, 2002
A strange and disturbing film, but it is not without a stirringly humanist compassion even at its most outlandish and outrageous.
December 21, 2001
A well-mounted... seriocomedy with passing punchlines. And for about half the movie, it's compelling stuff.
December 21, 2001
It's not a pretty picture, but it is a funny one, if you agree with Tanovic that all human behavior tends toward folly, cowardice, self-deception, corruption and hopelessness.
December 21, 2001
Tanovic, himself a war veteran, expertly twists us within the dilemma while avoiding easy answers.
December 21, 2001
One of the most remarkable films of the year.
December 21, 2001
A skillfully wrought, if somewhat predictable, farce involving belligerent opponents, blundering international peacekeepers and excitable journalists.
December 21, 2001
A bleakly funny parable that could be titled Between Enemy Lines.
December 21, 2001
From beginning to end, it bristles with ironies in classic Eastern European absurdist style.
December 20, 2001
Tanovic's film is coil-sprung to explode on the unsuspecting.
December 20, 2001
An explosively suspenseful, deeply moving dark comedy and an astonishingly assured fiction debut from Tanovic.
December 14, 2001
Part of what makes No Man's Land so effective is a take-no-prisoners sense of humor that is characteristically Balkan.
December 10, 2001
[A] stunning farce...
December 7, 2001
The movie's insights let the movie get away with its wartime irreverence.
December 7, 2001
Scathingly tense, blackly funny and ultimately indelible.
December 7, 2001
An absorbing, deeply affecting, well-acted -- and remarkably evenhanded -- antiwar statement.
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