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Based on 9 Reviews
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  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Does a meticulous job of summarizing these notorious events, but it is the stories of Liuzzo's five children that gives it fresh emotional power. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    It is a film that should be required viewing by all citizens, especially students, if we hope not to repeat this awful chapter. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Fascinating. show more

  • 100
    Phil Hall Film Threat

    A powerful film worthy of a truly extraordinary American. show more

  • 70
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The story the film has to tell is an outrage, but it never devolves into a sputtering tirade. show more

  • 100
    Scott Foundas Variety

    di Florio emerges with a serenely powerful, handcrafted film that navigates into a place Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once called "the tangled discords of our nation." show more

  • 70
    The New York Times

    Includes familiar film of marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge and of demonstrators in Birmingham being attacked with fire hoses, but it distinguishes itself with touching film of Jim Liuzzo and his children being interviewed and of political leaders of the day. show more

  • 60
    Laura Sinagra Village Voice

    Doubles as a narrative of the nascent women's movement. show more

  • 50
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    Di Florio loses her grip on Liuzzo's story whenever she lapses into generalities. But when Di Florio gets into the specifics of her subject's legacy, Home Of The Brave stands out as both relevant and moving. show more

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