Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli)

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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)

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"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.

Feb 20, 2018 | Full Review…
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Fortunately, the gimmick pays off more often than not.

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

Erik Poppe's Utøya July 22 is a visceral, brutal, yet heartfelt and earnest movie, which imbibes the innocent bewilderment and horror of its young characters.

Feb 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

Feb 20, 2018 | Full Review…
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What would Claude Lanzmann have done?

Mar 6, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

An agile visual narrative, fierce and full of pure nerve. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 5, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | 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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