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Based on 23 Reviews
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  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    These miniatures magnify their subjects, and ennoble them. The picture is anguishing to see, but it isn't missing anymore. show more

  • 100
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    In his own profound and ingenious way, Panh has brought the pictures and the thoughts together again. show more

  • 80
    New York Daily News

    This chronicle is impossible not to watch. show more

  • 70
    Neil Young The Hollywood Reporter

    A deliberately distanced but often harrowing vision of a living hell. show more

  • 80
    Jordan Hoffman

    A gripping, fascinating and visually arresting memoir. show more

  • 88
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Panh’s technique achieves things a conventional documentary could not, as when he pans across dozens of the clay figures jumbled in a box, in a shot that calls up both the toys of childhood, and graves. show more

  • 88
    Peter Keough Boston Globe

    His film aspires to a poetry about barbarism that will not let us forget. show more

  • 75
    Bill Stamets Chicago Sun-Times

    The Missing Picture is a wrenching yet tender memoir by Rithy Panh about life and death in the time of Pol Pot. show more

  • 75
    Nick McCarthy Slant Magazine

    Paramount to molding a narrative of war and totalitarianism, however, is the inventive aesthetic in which Panh frames his memoir: a hypnotic hybrid of bleak archival footage, thoughtful voiceover, tone-dictating music, and—most significantly—homemade clay-figurine dioramas. show more

  • 75

    As an examination of memory and experience and how they shape us, The Missing Picture is meaningful beyond its specific subject matter. show more

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