80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film achieves its power through a careful gathering of crucial details, in wordless glances, cruelties of nature and of man and the relentless determination to gain the promised land.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
Quiet, moving and beautifully shot.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The filmmakers bank against their impulse toward melodrama and deliver a reconciliation that is heartbreakingly understated.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
The Beautiful Country is not a happy film by any means, but it does offer a fragile hope, that beauty exists at the end of every journey, if only one has the strength to finish the trip.
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75

New York Post

The movie grows steadily more arresting as it goes on and saves its best parts for last.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Inside the Norwegian director's glove of empathy is a fist of unappeasable anger.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The Beautiful Country might be too slow-moving for some, but it has powerful performances and a multi-layered quality. It is an epic journey worth taking.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
In the end, it's a heartening, rewarding experience to watch this journey--and, especially, its end.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Bai Ling plays a resourceful prostitute from a Malaysian refugee camp who grows harder and more alienated by the day. Nick Nolte, Tim Roth and Temuera Morrison offer strong supporting performances.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Loses itself in melodrama, caricature and narrative missteps.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.