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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 80 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 80
  2. Negative: 51 out of 80

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  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...
  2. 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. Expand
  3. Jan 26, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click expand 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. Expand
  4. Jan 26, 2012
    Movie made from one sided view, without any desire to understand and explain to the viewers reality and tragedy of all sides involved in that tragic war
  5. Jan 28, 2012
    Poor Angelina, been blind for the rape, blood on streets in her own neighborhood, homelessness, poverty , racism, helpless to do anything for her own kind, she goes to a far away country she knows nothing about, to talk about their story.Story she can't understand, less make a movie about. Thus is not surprising that pictures in the movie can't bring anything but brutality, which are not even shocking. To make great movie you have to have some abilities to be intellectual, educated, wise, mature and she has nothing of that. She is not even a Lady, less close to Lady D , she hopes to be. Balkan people are what they are , be muslim, catholic, orthodox Christians they are the same - in way how they love , hate , relate to each other. They share the very same genes, blood, names , language and history and they will continue to have hate and love relationships forever, no matter what other people think . Expand
  6. Feb 9, 2012
    This movie is superficial, shallow, boring and and untrue. Every civil war is tragic with a lot of suffering and if somebody is making a movie first one supposes to learn real facts. AJ made one sided view with lack of understanding what really happened and history in this region- cheap Muslim propaganda with insulting Serbian people and Serbian victims. To bad for somebody who calls herself "humanitarian". Collapse
  7. Jan 26, 2012
    Utter tripe, people. Very one sided, cheap, gritty and violent. Shows none respect to the victims of the other side, instead the Serbs are shown as penultimate badguys.
  8. Feb 12, 2012
    this movie is bunch of lies and wrong interpretation of bosnian civil war .bosnian muslims talks about 100000 raped women and 200000 killed , it s not true , and serbs are not only bad guys....
  9. Feb 18, 2012
    If Angelina wanted to tell a story she should have told it from both angle, because every story has two sides. Bosnians committed crimes during that war also, but nobody mentioned that.
  10. Feb 24, 2012
    Sadly, a very predictable and simplistic film which could have been much more. No surprise the Academy has ignored it. Simple in that all Serbs are "bad" and all Muslims are "victims". Nothing could be further from the truth. That error ends up diluting this film to one of entertainment with no historical context or perspective. Too bad. The fact is that barbarity was endemic on all sides. Especially amongst the Croats who murdered and raped with the best of them. the Bosnians were no different. Expand
  11. May 11, 2012
    Shame, shame, Andrew O'Hehir of for rating this film with an "80." You should know better. The script is terrible - it's so bad that all the good things about the movie are irrelevant.
  12. Mar 28, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Anglelina Jolie has absolutely no taste in directing a film, no taste. In the land of Blood and Honey is awful, it's script has very little violent story bits to deliver along with violence and depicted war in a romantic setting. The film points in weird direction in its 50 minutes but then tries to fix itself in the climax but doesn't succeed. The climax is very, very hairy when they show disgusting grisly images! I mean is this supposed to be a violent war film or romantic film! Make us understand Ms. Jolie! The climax is not sad but the film makes it terribly sad. In the middle of the movie there are several sexual scenes that are supposed to be in the film? So far we have got Romance, War, Bloody Violent War and sexy stuff. Must Be Kidding. This is a one for my review because the movie was a clichefest but only, only the acting was good. Expand

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: Joe Williams
    Feb 3, 2012
    With its broad strokes, this invitation to an important discussion is hard to ignore, but the blood and honey on the table is an unpalatable mix.
  2. Reviewed by: Rick Groen
    Jan 19, 2012
    The bloody narrative has an oddly bloodless effect. But that's not surprising – not when a film is so eager to double as a lecture.
  3. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Jan 12, 2012
    If viewers are left feeling just as impotent as many of the characters, that may be precisely what Jolie intended for a film that asks nothing more of its audience than to bear witness.