• Released
  • September 23, 2010
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • Drama
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90

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
It's a modest film, if only in scale and apparent budget, about some of the greatest questions in life, like the existence of God, our capacity to see beyond our own vanity and the legacies of fathers, both blood and state.
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83

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
At its core, A Screaming Man emphasizes the strength of family bonds. It's a sad, moving portrait that has nothing to do with its chaotic setting.
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80

Time Out New York

By David Fear
A collective sense of psychological turmoil seems to weigh heavily on the entire country as much as Champ, reaching critical mass once chaos creeps into the city-leading to a quiet, climactic walk into darkness that earns the right to be called haunting.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Haroun is uninterested in big war scenes and is best at evoking the little details of life.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Haroun is achingly conscious of day-to-day decisions that seem small when they're made but can suddenly loom large.
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60

Boxoffice Magazine

The first half-hour is as evocative as (and more specific than) Claire Denis' "White Material," a similarly broad treatment of post-colonial chaos. The rest, sadly, falls apart, but Haroun's formal skill confirms his continual promise.
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50

Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
The characterizations never comfortably accommodate Haroun's pat metaphor, though his stoic visual storytelling has an oblique gravity.
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71 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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