Charlie Victor Romeo

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  • Release Date: Jan 29, 2014

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jan 31, 2014
    The ritualized presentation of these disasters... adds up to a kind of unsettling spiritual experience, a communion with the dead that demands the quiet participation of a group
  2. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Jan 29, 2014
    It is a curious hybrid of documentary and experimental theater. It is also one of the most terrifying movies I have ever seen.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Jan 28, 2014
    Charlie Victor Romeo shows us how much of life's weight and meaning can be packed into one second of thought or action; it's a work of shivery intimacy.
  4. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    Jan 29, 2014
    Whatever reservations it prompts, the film is innovative, original, and queasily effective.
  5. Reviewed by: Wes Greene
    Jan 27, 2014
    The film's tension doesn't come from the why or how, but more from the idea that one becomes so settled into habit that seemingly nothing is capable of interfering.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Jan 31, 2014
    That the same performers keep returning in different roles, playing Peruvian and Japanese flyers as well as American ones, only adds to the sense of man as machine. Everything, and everyone, must run like clockwork. Yet no apparatus is foolproof.
  7. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Jan 31, 2014
    The screenwriter/playwrights have processed the characters’ last words in ways that imbue them with as much humanity as possible.
  8. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Jan 30, 2014
    A unique, unsettling experience.

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