This is Home: A Refugee Story (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

This is Home: A Refugee Story (2018)

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Critic Reviews for This is Home: A Refugee Story

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

[A] heartwarming if conventional portrait of four refugee Syrian families navigating new lives in Baltimore.

April 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Moves no needles cinematically or politically, but makes a heartening call for open-armed empathy in an America still guarded on that front.

January 21, 2018 | Full Review…
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Even with this remarkable degree of access ... the film still lacks a distinct sense of drama.

January 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Where it could do more to work inside its characters' heads, it pulls back.

February 11, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

It is Shiva's lightness of touch that sells the film. Just as she lets the politics of the situation show through by examining their impact, her unobtrusive, observational style also helps the families feel free to recount their stories of trauma.

February 2, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

"This Is Home" is no "City of Ghosts" or "Last Men In Aleppo," it is unlikely to cause the seismic quake required to shake the apathy from the masses, but it is a much-needed reminder that a journey never quite ends when you think it does.

January 22, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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