Screamers Synopsis
Rock band System of a Down and filmmaker Carla Garapedian examine the history of genocide.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Fans are, obviously, most likely to appreciate the concert footage that's woven throughout the film. But the most powerful moments come...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The Armenian-American quartet have taken it upon themselves to teach their fans about what happened to their families in that now-forgotten...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film offers true insight into the patterns of war crimes, even if the songs sound disquietingly close to a call to violence.
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L.A. Weekly

So many documentaries about genocides play art-house theaters that it can be easy to get jaded, but combining one with tour footage from...
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Los Angeles Times

The piece is intelligently made, although the director often doesn't establish place or time, leaving the viewer unmoored.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This film has provocations to spare; it just hasn't been made provocatively. It's a mess, actually.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Richard James Havis
A committed piece of agit-prop, which benefits from the passion of its protagonists. Followers of the band will need no introduction to the...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
If this sounds intriguing, we should add that System of a Down is a lousy live band. And director Garapedian, for all her public-minded...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A commendably brave piece, but less focused and powerful than you'd like. In the end, Garapedian might have been better off concentrating...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Screamers, one of the most bizarre documentaries you'll ever not see.
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As Serj Tankian says at the end: "I think we should all be Screamers."

By Jasanz
Dead men can't speak, but their bodies do not lie about their deaths. So how is it that the death of over a million people can be denied?The Armenian genocide wasn't the first in history - but...


By ttracy
What made this documentary special was the personal conversations with survivors of the Armenian genocide. The interweaving of their stories with actual photos and a recounting of the history made...

Every human should see this movie

By NaughtyPrincessBecka
This documentary was eye opening to the way our government works to cover up horrific events in history in order to maintain their foreign trade relationships. I was aware that Turkey was adamately...

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Rated R | For disturbing images of genocide and language