Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Results are illuminating, harrowing, and riveting.
  2. 100
    Judged both as reporting and as art -- many of Wiseman's films have a poetic density of structure -- it is a series without parallel in movie history. [11 Feb 2002, p. 92]
  3. Wiseman lets the material breathe in a manner unique to the subject.
  4. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    90
    If I didn't believe that the experience of watching Domestic Violence would change the world for the better, I wouldn't believe in the power of movies. And I wouldn't do what I do.
  5. Be forewarned: The movie lasts three hours and 16 minutes, and nearly all of it deals with subjects that polite society (and even rude society) tends to ignore or evade.
  6. Wiseman reveals the victims of domestic abuse in all of their pity and terror.

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