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A British war reporter (Stephen Dillane) tracks an orphanage's fate.
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Film Threat

By Tom Meek
The result is crisp, brutal and utterly inspirational.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The power comes from Winterbottom's rigorous sense of storytelling, which manages to show and tell terrible tales without telegraphing...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
And, while there's nothing revolutionary or extraordinary about the dramatic narrative, the subtext gives Winterbottom's movie its force.
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88

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Bleak, darkly humorous and surprisingly unsentimental, Michael Winterbottom's film has the desperate air of a cri de coeur, and unlike many...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
The result is startling and repellent -- a challenge to filmgoers accustomed to fake gunfire, fake wounds and cosmeticized death.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Winterbottom uses effective imagery to establish the horror and absurdity of war. [26Nov1997 Pg.39]
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
The movie is well made by director Michael Winterbottom ("Jude"), with a minimum of overdramatics.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Shot in semidocumentary fashion, it builds to a more visceral climax than one initially expects. [26Nov1997 Pg.09.D]
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Inevitably, all this seems just too diffuse, and a set of uniformly adept performances (even Harrelson puts a leash on his usual...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The problem is that Winterbottom has imagined both stories and several others, and tells them in a style designed to feel as if reality has...
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Rated R