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They Call It Myanmar: Lifting The Curtain Reviews

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Andy Webster
New York Times
September 20, 2012
Eye-opening and insightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Michael Nordine
Village Voice
September 18, 2012
It still works, so buoyed is the film by its open and honest take on a subject that would have been all too easy to turn into another marketable tragedy.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
September 14, 2012
A solid and subtly moving portrait of the people of Burma by filmmaker Robert H. Lieberman.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 5, 2012
The film provides one of the ultimate functions of a documentary, taking us into the life and culture of a people most of us would never know.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
April 5, 2012
While "They Call It Myanmar" is certainly more encouraging than previous films on this long-repressed country, fears of persecution continue to loom large.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 2, 2012
I've never seen a documentary with more smiling faces.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Karsten Kastelan
Hollywood Reporter
December 20, 2011
A compelling portrait of an entire nation being kept in captivity and ignorance.