The War Zone Synopsis
Incest and other abuses rend a British family (Ray Winstone, Tilda Swinton, Lara Belmont) .
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Brilliant and heartbreaking, takes place in the present but is timeless.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
In all respects, from choice of material to fullness of execution on every level, The War Zone is an extraordinary piece of work.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Showing as much courage and talent behind the camera as he has while acting in front of it, Roth has crafted for his first film one of the...
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80

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Actor Tim Roth's austere directing debut is one of the most difficult, emotionally wrenching experiences you're likely to have in a movie...
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75

Miami Herald

By Curtis Morgan
Grim, tight and well acted.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
One of the most impressive actor-to-filmmaker transitions in recent years.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Roth, there's no denying, creates considerable suspense out of our desire to confront the forbidden.
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68

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
A brooding, stunningly realistic portrait of familial self-destruction that raises far more questions than it can possibly answer.
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63

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
Roth, though, is like a sociopathic arsonist, one enthralled with his ability to start little blazes and one who would even call the fire...
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63

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
A relentlessly grim, rather heavy-handed drama of family dysfunction.
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