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

U: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018)

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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 U: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli)

All Critics (13) | 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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Given the haste - it has been just 7 years since that fateful day - [director Erik] Poppe opts to portray the remaining 73 minutes in a shot-sequence... as if he were more interested in putting us in the experiential terrain. [Full review in Spanish]

October 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A gut-wrenching document of a sickening tragedy, made all the more powerful by its decision to deny the perpetrator oxygen.

October 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

That U - July 22 would attack its audience is one thing; that it would try to get at them by using its characters is on another level of distastefulness.

October 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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