The Dry Land Synopsis
An Iraq War veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder has trouble readjusting to life back home.
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Boxoffice Magazine

By Steve Ramos
Ferrera proves herself to be just as talented in dramatic roles.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A gut-wrenching look at the human cost of war.
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Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
The Dry Land does slip inside the inescapable, closed-circle logic of despair, and O'Nan's shy, precarious performance keeps you with him...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There's nothing in director Ryan Piers Williams' script that elevates this film above others with similar themes. But his heartfelt...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
A strong first film, and with a better-honed script, Williams should prove to be a director to watch.
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By Scott Tobias
A little focus might have helped. Or not: The Dry Land seems intent to tick off a checklist of PTSD symptoms without animating them with...
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Time Out New York

By David Fear
Only jackanapes and jackasses would deny that the experience of war can cause psychic damage, but does that mean we have to sit through...
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Los Angeles Times

Shaped more for message than for convincing narrative impact, The Dry Land ends up feeling like a PSA to raise awareness of post-traumatic...
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Sincere performances elevate an underdeveloped script and awkward filmmaking in The Dry Land, a coming-home drama as inexpressive as its...
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The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
A painfully earnest drama about post-traumatic stress disorder that sticks so closely to the soldiers-coming-home template, writer-director...
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Five Word Review

By dwyersullivan
This Movie Is beautifully powerful....

very raw movie

By mfj2000
the only thing i did not like was the cow killing in movie that bother me they could have left that out...

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Rated R | For pervasive language, sexual content and disturbing violent situations