Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Dec 19, 2011
    The most impressive thing about In the Land of Blood and Honey is that Jolie makes you feel it.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 80 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 29
  2. Negative: 15 out of 29
  1. Jan 20, 2012
    For the trained or informed viewer the message becomes utterly
    predictable only after the introduction part of the story. After that
    it is
    highly insulting for the Serbs and all factually informed people
    who personally know about civil war, especially about that tragic
    region more than what the average Western viewer will ever be allowed
    to know via their usually available media sources that are not
    objective no matter how many times they are keen to repeat that fib.
    Seriously good acting and good standard directing for a cherry-popping
    movie for Jolie... I wish Angelina could have done it so much better
    and fairer with her not really informative story line in her debut that
    smells of dubious and occasionally even obvious subjectivity during her
    "research" period. On the other hand; if Madonna can get a Golden Globe
    for a song nobody really knows, I would not be surprised if she gets an
    Oscar for a movie nobody will remember. As long some positive PR spin
    done for US policy no matter how deeply stereotypically hypocritical it
    is. It's all a game for that part of that franchise; a cruel game of
    mirror-mirage distortion in pursuit of the Holy dollar no matter how
    dirty or otherwise contaminated the financier's banknote really is and
    where it is coming from. Really exposing debut for such a talented
    actress and director but from an unexpected and rather dark angle...
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  2. Jan 26, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Shallow and banal. Typical Hollywood version of a war. No wonder it has 3.3 on IMD. Rambo and James Bond movies are art for this peace of garbage that is directed by Angelina Jollie. Full Review »
  3. Jan 20, 2012
    Hollywood history. Topic of this story is subject to much heated debate among historians, lawyers and politicians and one, Hollywood actress is trying to tell us the story in oversimplified and one sided way, which wouldn't be too dangerous if this was some action movie. But this film, pretends to be serious and historical, and one by watching it does not get the full pictures about the events during the period. Full Review »