Burma VJ Synopsis
Burmese reporters risk their lives to expose their country's repressive regime.
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Empire

Captivating and essential viewing.
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100

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Filmmaking at its most fearless, with Ostergaard creating a suspenseful, harrowing account of his original key subject, known only as...
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90

Village Voice

There was no happy ending, but if Burma VJ's account of the efficacy of dictatorship threatens to crush you, the sight of a sturdy young...
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89

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
It's the truth, unshackled and captured against all odds, and it's one of the most powerful documentary films I have ever seen, period.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Burma VJ’ retorts that eyes and ears are everywhere in our ever-tightening global communications mesh. Voices, too, and they get heard. The...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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In preparing Burma VJ, Ostergaard decided to reconstruct some scenes with scripted dialogue -- in part to explain events, but also to...
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Anyone who doubts that a single individual can make a political impact should see Anders Østergaard’s gripping documentary.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The most compelling footage was taken during the uprising of August and September 2007, which put a bad scare into the government because a...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

It's a very sad film to watch.
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The news footage, so powerful on its own, needs no enhancement. The dramatized scenes only slow the film's momentum.
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Five Word Review

By kyj02111988
fantastic astonishing award winning documentary...

Burma

By razmatazern
This movie really interested me because my mom and her side of the family is from Burma. I knew that there were problems going on in Burma, but I wasn't really familiar with any more details...

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Rated NR