100

Chicago Tribune

This is an amazing movie, released at a frightening time and made under remarkable circumstances.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Realer and more consequential than much being packaged for TV and movies these days as ''reality,'' the fictional In This World unfolds with the deceptive dispassion of a documentary, but builds with a sure sense of dramatic epic.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A tremendous human drama, with each stage of its characters' journey a white-knuckle thriller in miniature.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Without proclaiming itself a wake-up call for the West, In This World cries out for some new method of achieving international trust.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Without an ounce of phony Hollywood uplift, Winterbottom's film cuts right to the heart.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Jonathan Curiel
By humanizing an immigrant/refugee crisis that is not abating, Winterbottom does a cinematic service that happens to be damn interesting, too.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Winterbottom informs us that, though fictional, his story represents thousands of real lives, and there is a hardly a false note, which makes this both a difficult and exceedingly memorable film to watch.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What makes the film astonishing is that it follows a real boy on a real journey, and the boy is in England at this moment.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Always well-meaning, not always well-executed, In This World ends by suffocating us in its good intentions.
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63

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Winterbottom's bold film, its gritty visuals offset by Dario Marianelli's lavish score, makes real the desperate lengths that refugees -- those running from poverty as well as dange -- will go to.
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75 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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