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Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Jan 26, 2014
    80
    One of the strengths of Sattler’s screenplay is his refusal to make this a straightforward drama about enemies, injustice or dehumanizing persecution. He makes it about empathy, and in doing so broadens the intimate story to find thematic universality.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    Jan 26, 2014
    70
    Camp X-Ray is most commendable for believably depicting the U.S. military from a female’s point of view.
  3. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Jan 20, 2014
    66
    With its painfully plain-spoken conflicts and eventually oversold gestures of kindness, Camp X-Ray may offer frustratingly little insight into the hazy world of wartime morality, but if nothing else, it suggests that Stewart may escape her own “Twilight”-shaped prison yet.
  4. Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson
    Jan 26, 2014
    60
    It is down to the strength of the acting that the film succeeds as far as it does.
  5. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Jan 26, 2014
    58
    In between the meandering exchanges lies an unquestionably thoughtful interrogation of a broken system.
  6. Reviewed by: Xan Brooks
    Jan 26, 2014
    40
    Sattler's film leans on its actors too heavily. It heaps too many implausibilities upon their trembling shoulders. After an hour in Camp X-Ray, the strain starts to show.
  7. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Jan 26, 2014
    40
    Just as you're reeling from the tackiness of this premise, set within such an explosive context, the plot doubles down on it.

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