In This World Synopsis
Two Afghans (Jamal Udin Torabi, Enayatullah ) journey across Asia to reach London.
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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 --...
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