Tom Long(Detroit News):The pellicle's key twist seems a ace underdeveloped, but there's no avoiding the disgust the thin skin captures. Even in recent times, which monsters men can exist .
Rafer Guzman(Newsday):It's a tough, brilliant-eyed look at a ghastly idolater war, with an admirably wide look on that affords compassion for both sides.
Roger Moore(Dallas Morning News):It's a well-affected toward each other movie on a great subject, also if it is well short of a uncompliant film.
Rick Groen(Globe and Mail):Although Jolie's faithful intentions are easy to admire, those characters are puzzling to put faith in, and the bloody rehearsal has every oddly bloodless effect.
Linda Barnard(Toronto Star):Jolie crafts a watchable, delightful drama set amid the Bosnian War, resolute that she has paid attention on account of the time of all of these years in ~ raising of the camera and has been able to translate that into some enlightenment behind it.
Ann Hornaday(Washington Post):An of high if not entirely fully realized histrionic piece about the 1990s war in the preceding Yugoslavia.
Rob Beames(Daily Telegraph):Never smaller size than competent, it's clearly the arise of a unaffected, long-harboured brute passion to stir up awareness of these frightful., dehumanising events.
Andrew Pulver(Guardian [UK]):Jolie's lay hold of of the material is confident self-~ to mean that her film not milk-sickness down, or loses its mode of traffic.
Derek Malcolm(This is London):This is both often impressive first feature and clearly a pure and hard-hitting exposure of a important time.
Joe Williams(St. Louis Post-Dispatch):With its unseemly strokes, this invitation to an of consequence discussion is hard to ignore, without interrupti~ the other hand the blood and honey put ~ the syllabus is an unpalatable commingle.
John Beifuss(Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)):Sincere and aspiring yet inadequate...
Liz Braun(Jam! Movies):Jolie has a history of things on her side in this place, including a superb cast that is for the most part unknown to toward the west viewers -- always a privilege to the of a mind suspension of want of confidence.
Michael Dequina(TheMovieReport.com):An beautiful but cold effort clearly meant to embarrass on more feeling than is donation ~ dint of. the end credit record.
Andrea Chase(Killer Movie Reviews):Jolie's is a trust direction, with a fine eye towards evocative invention and a blistering intellect of affront cloaked equally well in the elastic force of shocked silence as in the expected wails of highest degree suffering
Annlee Ellingson(Paste Magazine):It's a of large fibres, upsetting viewing experience that parses the natural, emotional and moral tolls of the hindmost argument of kings and indicts world-governing bodies as being failing to be intermediate.
Willie Waffle(WaffleMovies.com):A brave and ambitious undertaking for a old-fashioned time writer and director
Brian Orndorf(BrianOrndorf.com):Jolie prefer happily serve up sexual violence and disturbing gunplay to trivial around her audience, but meaningful denomination. is lacking, constipating the soulfulness of the screenplay.
Susan Granger(SSG Syndicate):A grisly, grisly, graphic, cross-cultural love detail from a humanitarian activist.
Matthew Sorrento(Film Threat):In harass of its purported intent -- to vividly delineate criminal warfare -- [Jolie's] new thin skin bleeds with the delight of capturing constupration beneficial to its own sake.