Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Utøya: July 22 probes a nation's lingering shock and grief with a drama that grapples with difficult themes to deeply - and appropriately - unsettling effect.

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The tragedy struck Norway on July 22, 2011. First with the bomb in the government quarter, then the terrorist attacked the youth at the AUF summer camp on Utøya. A bloody, sad chapter in Norway's history, an event that shocked our whole country.

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Critic Reviews for Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli)

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (3)

"U - July 22" cuts through so much of the contemporary cant around gun violence, around white nationalism, around xenophobia, around the politicization of historical tragedy.

February 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Fortunately, the gimmick pays off more often than not.

February 20, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

"U - July 22" is designed to be as immersive as it is exhausting, and largely succeeds ...

February 20, 2018 | Full Review…
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There's no stronger argument against guns than the image of a child dead besides her phone - which rings with the calls of a mother that doesn't know her daughter can't answer anymore. [Full review in Portuguese]

November 27, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's so superbly done, you're unlikely ever to want to watch it again.

October 31, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Emotionally more powerful than Paul Greengrass's wider-ranging July 22 but, arguably, even more pointless.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli)

The way it's shot bored the hell outta me.

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