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Life During Wartime

Not Rated In Theaters 07/23/2010 , 96min.
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14%
Viewer score based on 76 ratings
69%
Critic score based on 30 reviews

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August 06, 2010
drmarlee23
What was that....More than strange....not funny....pathetic movie, pathetic topics...not worth the time....
June 26, 2010
Ahcheuk2010
Are we at WAR?

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The Hollywood Reporter
A heady mix of deadpan humor that boldly uses such topics as pedophilia, race and terrorism to plead the need for forgiveness at a personal and national level. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
It is all perfectly dreadful and at times appallingly funny. Mr. Solondz winds thin tendrils of narrative around the dinner-table conversations, and allows everyone a chance to be earnestly foolish, unguardedly selfish and also, almost by accident, cruelly honest. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
What Solondz does so well is create unthinkable moments in a "Leave It to Beaver" world, where unmentionables are aired in the most innocuous ways to startling effect. In Life During Wartime, he's done just that, creating a relationship agitprop that pops and sizzles; just be careful not to get burned. Full Review
Deborah Young
The Hollywood Reporter
A heady mix of deadpan humor that boldly uses such topics as pedophilia, race and terrorism to plead the need for forgiveness at a personal and national level. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Relies on uncomfortable black humor and moments of sincere drama to involve viewers. But everything is encased in artifice and the movie becomes a chore to take in. Full Review

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