• Released
  • January 7, 2011
  • 1 hr 53 min
  • Drama
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Cirkus Columbia Synopsis
A man returns to Herzegovina from Germany hoping for a better life.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Diego Costa
Its lightheartedness and overtly traditional narrative structure become a smart strategy for crafting what is ultimately a very nuanced...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A family getting evicted from its home is no laughing matter, except if you're watching Cirkus Columbia, a satiric comedy from, of all...
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70

Los Angeles Times

Despite its wobbly tone and stumbles into implausible melodrama, the film succeeds as a study of realignments among friends and family, a...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

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Tanovic wisely returns to his Bosnia and Herzegovina roots, where the small but highly nuanced story, set in prewar 1991, rings with...
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67

The A.V. Club

By Sam Adams
Like its characters, who can't believe their stable nation could be threatened by ethnic unrest, Cirkus Columbia looks to the past, evoking...
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60

Variety

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Though burdened by major problems of tone, Tanovic's fourth feature succeeds in making clear the incredulity with which most people...
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
The tongue is in cheek and the tone is ironic and bleak, at least until the should-we-stay-or-should-we-go climax punctures the mood....
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50

Village Voice

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"No Man's Land" director Danis Tanovic, adapting a novel by Ivica Djikic, also returns to his roots with this decidedly old-fashioned,...
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Half of the time, the movie - based on a novel by Ivica Dikic, who collaborated with Mr. Tanovic on the screenplay - has the tone and pace...
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Director Danis Tanovic never undersells the anger and tension in the family, yet while the emotional underpinnings feel raw, much of...
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