The Act Of Killing Reviews

February 21, 2019
The Act of Killing is the only 100% original work of cinema to come out this year.
January 3, 2019
If Oppenheimer's aim is to question and investigate what life the past has in the present, he has succeeded in a staggeringly original way.
December 16, 2013
Bizarre, hypnotic, audacious.
December 16, 2013
The emotional places this troubling movie takes him to are rewardingly primal and potent, forcing both subject and viewer to wrestle with internal demons.
November 14, 2013
I certainly do not move that the film should be suppressed, only that one should know what it is. It is a bath in a smiling madness.
August 16, 2013
This stunning "documentary of the imagination" shows Anwar and other thugs staging scenes of torture and murder for the camera.
August 15, 2013
In The Act of Killing, director Joshua Oppenheimer pulls off the impossible: He confronts great, incomprehensible evil and puts a human face on it.
August 8, 2013
Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary interviews leaders of Indonesian death squads responsible for deaths of millions & has them re-enact the killings. The combination of drama therapy and accidental self-exposure - utterly bizarre, unexpected and valuable.
August 8, 2013
[A] unique and unforgettable documentary.
August 8, 2013
The acts it describes are shocking, the world it shows is shocking and the filmmaking itself is shocking. This is not a film easily forgotten.