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The Beautiful Country

Rated R for some language and a crude sexual reference.

R In Theaters 07/8/2005 , 136min.
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Critic score based on 23 reviews

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Claudia Puig
USA Today
The Beautiful Country might be too slow-moving for some, but it has powerful performances and a multi-layered quality. It is an epic journey worth taking. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
It is hard not to admire the independence and ambition of The Beautiful Country, even if the film does fall short of its epic intentions. Full Review
Derek Elley
Variety
Standout performance is by Nolte who, in the final 20 minutes, draws on a deep reservoir of playing broken romantic heroes to portray Binh's father. The subtle, resonant scenes between the two men are worth the price of admission. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Feels like a manufactured Asian "Chocolat," which drives the label 'art house movie' even further into mainstream banality. Full Review
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
Bai Ling plays a resourceful prostitute from a Malaysian refugee camp who grows harder and more alienated by the day. Nick Nolte, Tim Roth and Temuera Morrison offer strong supporting performances. Full Review

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