In the Land of Blood and Honey Synopsis
A Serb's relationship with a Bosnian woman grows darker in the face of war.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It is how the film never loses sight of the closeness of the combatants, turning national intimacy into a tragic casualty.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Represents a brave undertaking on Jolie's part. It's impressively steady filmmaking for a first-timer, and a powerful, powerfully...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Rather than a glossy, superficial movie-star vanity project, In the Land of Blood and Honey feels like the sober, hard-hitting work of a...
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In the Land of Blood and Honey is gratifyingly short on lectures and, interestingly, on history lessons.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Jolie deserves significant credit for creating such a powerfully oppressive atmosphere and staging the ghastly events so credibly, even if...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I found In the Land of Blood and Honey to be moving and involving, but somehow reduced by its melodrama to a minor key. The scale of the...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
At times, Jolie rises to the pulpit when she should stay on the ground. Her theme is too complex for her scattered screenplay to encompass....
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In the Land of Blood and Honey captures the sickening way the war in Bosnia became a gray zone of genocide. Yet that, unfortunately, is not...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Like Jolie's public persona, Blood and Honey is both strong and headstrong, equally invested in grit and glamour with a hazy understanding...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A mix of the powerful and the ridiculous, and eventually the ridiculous wins. The movie deals with a big subject that has received scant...
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Angelina Please Read This

By myself78
You did a great job capturing the brutality of the war ... the human psychology as it goes through it's stages of fear, loss of dignity, courage etc in its fight for survival. However, as you...

A Total Surprise

By SimpleGalSF
This movie surprised me. The acting was great and heart felt. The fact that the movie is subtitled, worried me a bit. The movie kept me interested and emotional. Excellent job for the first time...


By sweetangel1051
This movie was heartbreaking, my heart was so sad watching this. To see what humans can do to other humans. We will all be questioned one Day for our crimes against each other. I applaud Ms. Jolie...

5 Stars for Angelina

By cemanno770
5 stars for Angelina Jolie because she actually had the courage to create a movie about the devastation and genocide which happened in Bosnia. It was almost like re-living the moment. I cried during...

Realistic movie

By KostakurtaMan
I think that movie was very dark and depressive. Movie should be called "In the Land of blood and rape". Angelina went completely with the dark side of the war and yet, she did not present any bright...

Best movie since Schindler's List!

By frascati
This movie was so moving and made us understand what happened over there. The acting is superb. Even though there a love story of sort in the movie, it helps us realize the difficulties met by the...

A Must-See!

By M_Johansson
Powerful, gripping and intense! If you didn't know it, you would never think this was done by a first-time writer/director. Angelina has once again hit her mark!...

want to see so bad

By amiii101
only playing in major movie theaters...


By devistator_93
This movie is a disgrace to the history behind the war that took place here in B&H. The Muslims weren't the only victims here, Cro's, Serb's and bosnian's were tortured all the same. 2nd how is this...

By bpieraccini

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Rated R | For War violence and atrocities including rape, sexuality, nudity and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Angelina Jolie's movie is both horrifying and unengaging.
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