Incendies Synopsis
Twins receive a pair of envelopes – one for the father they thought was dead and another for a brother they didn’t know existed.
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NPR

By Bob Mondello
The storytelling in Incendies strikes me as primal the way Greek tragedy is primal. Shattering. Cathartic. It is a breathtaking film.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Incendies is no mere riff on a Greek mainstay. It is its own entity, delicate and fierce. Already I've risked making it sound like...
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Denis Villeneuve's screen adaptation of a play by the Lebanese-Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad tells a story-masterfully-of courage,...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is a bumpy road of twists that leads to a revelation that has the shock and force of Greek tragedy.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
Although the film runs more than two hours, the story is so compelling and the production so beautifully controlled that we are gripped by...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Reverberates with the power and passion of Greek tragedy.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A mystery, a melodrama, a prison film, and a love story, Incendies is foremost a scream of rage at a society destroyed by religion and by...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A devastating mystery thriller from Quebec filmmaker Denis Villeneuve that grabs you hard and won't let go.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Filled with striking images and the ghosts of lives lived in hardship and war, Incendies is tough but impactful.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Skillfully made and offering moments of great power, the French Canadian drama Incendies nevertheless overplays its hand, piling tragedy on...
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More intense than any car chase ever!

By robinmbowen
Incendies is the best movie I've seen in years. Rife with anticipation, and painfully emotional, this movie had me on the edge of my seat for over two hours. Unlike other movies that build to a...

Depressing!

By ronareviews
As if war between religious groups in the Middle East wasn't depressing enough, this movie takes it a whole step farther. If you're looking for an uplifting film, this isn't it. If you're looking for...

Tragic, beautiful and amazing A+++

By The_Separator
The photography was even better upon my second time than my first. The opening is a village in the Med. Shot in Jordan; the setting is portraying a fictional Lebanon. The history intertwined is...

I wanted to kill myself

By songmannn
This was the most depressing movie that I've ever tried to watch. I love art house movies as much as anyone but why is it that these films often focus on the most miserable aspects of life in order...

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By smoothmona
Great movie! I highly recommend it....

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By prettygirl7886
PICTURE IS A MUST SEE. VERY DIFFERENT AND A MOVIE YOU TALK ABOUT WHEN YOU LEAVE THE THEATER....

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By greatlakes
Mystery set in unknown country in Middle east. Edited to show the mystery as it progresses both in the actual time and in the time 25 years earlier as it happened. Surprise ending which makes...

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By vettes
great photography. detailed, interesting story, amazing twist!...

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By msdorable
This is a very powerful, moving and somewhat depressing historical fiction/drama based on the ethnic civil war in Lebanon between the Christians and Palestinian refugees. It is very well acted,...

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Rated R | For some strong violence and language