R Synopsis
Sent to prison for assault, Rune has to quickly figure out the complex system of rules behind bars.

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Time Out New York

By David Fear
This unflinching parable brings the hammer down on its cinematic brethren's fetishization of cell-block Rockefellers. R's final shot says...
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75

Slant Magazine

By Glenn Heath Jr.
If the trajectory of R foreshadows tragedy early and often (what prison film doesn't?), the filmmakers manage to infuse quiet moments of...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
If you were among the many who thought highly of "A Prophet," the French prison drama that played here last year, you'll want to see the...
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70

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Isn't as hellish as the situation behind bars is portrayed in American movies, some of which are so gory they qualify as prison porn. But...
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60

Variety

More pathetic than sympathetic, the young protags are not romanticized or made heroic. While this suits the style of the picture, which...
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50

Village Voice

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Following "Prophet" director Jacques Audiard's lead, Lindholm and Noer attempt to make up in raw emotion what their film lacks in context,...
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