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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    At times, Jolie rises to the pulpit when she should stay on the ground. Her theme is too complex for her scattered screenplay to encompass. It's as a director that Jolie shines. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A mix of the powerful and the ridiculous, and eventually the ridiculous wins. The movie deals with a big subject that has received scant treatment in movies - the genocide in Bosnia in the 1990s - giving voice and testimony to what happened there. But the ill-conceived fictional elements take the picture right off the rails. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Rather than a glossy, superficial movie-star vanity project, In the Land of Blood and Honey feels like the sober, hard-hitting work of a humanitarian. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Represents a brave undertaking on Jolie's part. It's impressively steady filmmaking for a first-timer, and a powerful, powerfully disturbing subject to take on. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    It is how the film never loses sight of the closeness of the combatants, turning national intimacy into a tragic casualty. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Jolie deserves significant credit for creating such a powerfully oppressive atmosphere and staging the ghastly events so credibly, even if it is these very strengths that will make people not want to watch what's onscreen. show more

  • 70
    Movieline

    In the Land of Blood and Honey is gratifyingly short on lectures and, interestingly, on history lessons. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I found In the Land of Blood and Honey to be moving and involving, but somehow reduced by its melodrama to a minor key. The scale of the ages-old evil and religious hatred in the region seemed to make the fates of these particular characters a matter of dramatic convenience. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    If her movie cannot fully resolve the demands of the love story with the horrifying particulars of the context, she's smart and honest enough as a first-time filmmaker to make "Blood and Honey" off-limits for those who prefer easy viewing. Even with a subject such as this. show more

  • 63
    Ann Hornaday Washington Post

    If viewers are left feeling just as impotent as many of the characters, that may be precisely what Jolie intended for a film that asks nothing more of its audience than to bear witness. show more

  • August 01, 2012 deniaaguilar05
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    for me this is a great movie..brutal and honest..why give a bad reviews that based on real life..this one of the excellent movies I\'ve ever seen...

  • April 07, 2012 ce00000000118294
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    This is a scandalous movie that most Bosnians despise and curse. It tries to portray a psychological disorder called Swedish Syndrome as a Romeo & Joliet type of a love story. A bizarre, sickening, and impossible historic forgery! Next time I suggest Ms. Jolie places such a vomiter somewhere inside the US as under attack by the Chinese who mass-rape American women (while ripping their guts open). In it, the raped American women can\'t help it but fall in love with the most gruesome of the Chinese. Then the rest of the world will cheer Ms. Jolie\'s for her virtuosity. Until then, we\'ll keep thinking she\'s pure Illuminati evil of a special kind of psyche (the disturbed one). One word: Kony2012.

  • March 01, 2012 maecpark
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    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW I CAN BUY THIS DVD AS I HAVE A COLLECTION OF ALL YOUR DVD MOVIES. THANK YOU..

  • February 25, 2012 xo00000000115640
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    I LOVE U ANGELINA U ARE MY IDOL...........I AM FROM ALBANIA BUT I LIVE IN MACEDONIA LOVE UUUU

  • January 29, 2012 tm00000000111525
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    A gripping, gut wrenching movie. Must See....it was really good.

  • January 09, 2012 dh00000000109677
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    this is a must see

  • January 05, 2012 schneidersamanth
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    See it!!

  • January 02, 2012 pt00000000110475
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    AJ is or use to be an action actress. not very good at it but looked good and fun to watch with her over the top expressions and body language. She is no drama actress. She is not a director either. Men seem to love her and everytime her name is brought up they want to know if they get to see her naked....Most women dislike her. Go figure....Not a good movie. She tried too hard I think to get it all in there. Its long and seems drawn out at times. However its foreign film.....I dont think they will like it either..

  • January 08, 2012 km00000000109722
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    Gripping, powerful, shocking film. Very well done and well acted.

  • December 28, 2011 jimsilber
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    This is a must see,,

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