The Beautiful Country Synopsis
A teen tries to find his biological parents, who met during the Vietnam War.
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Loses itself in melodrama, caricature and narrative missteps.
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Rated R | For some language and a crude sexual reference
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Provocative drama -- mature teens and adults only.
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