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Rated R for some strong violence and language.

R In Theaters 04/22/2011 , 130min.
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Critic score based on 32 reviews

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June 14, 2011
Thought provoking but very Depressing. Can't believe a mother would want to put her children through such a nighmare. The plot seemed contrived, but made a point about breaking the chain of retribution. I wasn't prepared for this.
June 13, 2011
This was the most contrived piece of garbage I\"ve seen in a very long time. A complete waste of 2 good Sunday hours.
June 05, 2011
a very moving sad story, but wonderful
June 05, 2011
Its A Sherlock Holmes mystery that could only be conjectured and created by the unpredictability of reality and random fate. This is a winner and will win many awards, The plot is so unpredictable that you would never guess or fathom the actual conditions and experience of Mom - gotta see it...
June 04, 2011
Are you kidding! greek tragedy my ass this was the most depressing movie I ever watched. Realistic war crimes if that is your idea of a nice night out Sorry I suggested it to my husband, glad we didn't take any friends...

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Incendies vaults Denis Villeneuve to the status of serious director. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Mr. Villeneuve tells Nawal's story in a way that is both subtle and emphatic, and Ms. Azabal, portraying Nawal from hopeful youth to despairing middle age, gives a performance that is all the more powerful for the restrained, unshakeable sense of dignity she brings to it. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
The past is where all the intrigue of the movie lies, and that is where the film is at its most compelling, with the present sometimes wilting in the desert heat. Full Review
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
Villeneuve's telling of her story - and of her children's - is painful, searing and something close to brilliant. Full Review
Bob Mondello
The storytelling in Incendies strikes me as primal the way Greek tragedy is primal. Shattering. Cathartic. It is a breathtaking film. Full Review

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