War Witch Synopsis
Rebels force an African girl (Rachel Mwanza) to kill her parents and join their army.
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New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
Feels startlingly real and inherently relevant, a shining, sterling example of cinema at its most powerful and urgent.
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Blending a surrealist perspective of battle-tinged faith with the harrowing tale of one girl's resilience, the film is a laser-focused...
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
The powerful things we expect from War Witch are as advertised, but what we don't expect is even better.
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88

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Brutality and tenderness are a potent mix in War Witch.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
War Witch deals with a reality so horrific that the film’s touches of magical realism are welcome, even necessary — the only way to retain...
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83

Film.com

By Jordan Hoffman
It does a marvelous job at giving us an impressionistic taste of horrific circumstances without using them to beat us into submission.
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80

Time Out New York

The film’s subject is almost too horrible to contemplate, but it finds a way to space out the blows without softening them.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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So is this a Western take on Africa? Yes, but Rebelle is full of such careful detail, and is carried so beautifully by Mwanza’s...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Managing to be neither sentimental nor sensationalistic, the film tells its story from the heart, and from the simple, straightforward...
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50

Slant Magazine

By Calum Marsh
Though ostensibly a character study, it's nevertheless characterized by the vaguely moralizing tone of an issue film, one whose candor in...
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Not just another "Child Soldier" story!

By ccenterride
Funny, poignant, violent, heart wrenching...a must see!...

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Rated NR