Innocent Voices Synopsis
The daily lives of children living in war-torn El Salvador is shown through the eyes of a young boy.
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By James Berardinelli
Mandoki has given us a powerful motion picture. Even those who disagree with the film's politics will be haunted by its message.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Not for the faint-hearted.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A riveting tale of survival and how even war cannot diminish a child's indomitable spirit.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Heart-wrenching.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The many riveting moments will stay with you for days, and Padilla is well up to the task of carrying this intense story on his tiny...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Mandoki never passes up a chance to increase the schmaltz level, but that doesn't lessen the impact of this harrowing account of a hellish...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Effective without being overwhelming.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Quite affecting, even if it doesn't rank with classics like "Open City" or "Forbidden Games."
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's a harrowing tale, but one that gets phonied up with unnecessary slo-mos, manipulative soundtrack cues, and unrestrained thespianism.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Not a happy time at the movies. It bears the distinction of bringing to the screen a dark nugget of history.
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Rated R | For disturbing violence and some language