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Welcome to Sarajevo Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Too often we sense that the actors are drifting and the story is at sea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
November 22, 2001
| Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
January 8, 2004
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
However closely they mirror the real experience of Mr. Nicholson and others, some of the shocks here are too sadly predictable.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Emanuel Levy
June 12, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
December 23, 2006
A documentary would have more powerfully captured the horror of the Bosnian conflict than this synthetic, if well-acted and -intentioned, drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Welcome to Sarajevo isn't just the story of an outsider's perspective of the conflict; it's a compelling examination of the role the media played in reporting and shaping the average person's views of the war.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
A blistering docudrama, as refreshing as it is horrifying.
Cole Smithey
October 16, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 18, 2002
Winterbottom takes a recent history the rest of the world already was beginning to forget and throws it into a sharp, human focus.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
This film offers an honest portrait of the media in action, as it also depicts a public that is more interested in being entertained than being informed.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 1, 2002
Lifts up compassion as the quivering of the heart in the presence of pain and suffering.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Loosely structured, it keeps its focus despite lots of dramatic wiggle room.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 23, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
June 17, 2004
Good set-up; less pay-off than I'd hoped.
| Original Score: 3/5
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Willie Waffle
January 1, 2000
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
February 14, 2001
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Ray Pride
January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Louis Proyect
January 1, 2000

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January 1, 2000

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
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