FilmDistrict | Release Date: December 23, 2011
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Generally unfavorable reviews based on 87 Ratings
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CanuckmanFeb 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 endsSadly, 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
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Sasha62Jan 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,
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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ThegodfathersonMar 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
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mikaFeb 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 whatThis 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". Expand
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nkpravJan 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 dangerousHollywood 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
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OstyxJan 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.
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PegazzzJan 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
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bomco011Jan 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
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kruskaJan 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 theirPoor 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
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darkoFeb 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....
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Pegasus92Feb 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.
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Luka0101998Sep 21, 2016
THE MOVIE IS A LIE.
ANGELINA JOLIE,YOU ARE A CLUELESS ****
Study history first you racist! You have no f****** idea how Serbs lived back then! We were victims of political power of Clinton! Serbs were always on the right side,they have
THE MOVIE IS A LIE.
ANGELINA JOLIE,YOU ARE A CLUELESS ****
Study history first you racist!
You have no f****** idea how Serbs lived back then!
We were victims of political power of Clinton!
Serbs were always on the right side,they have never been murderers!
You said you wont come to Serbia and you better not `cause that won`t end well for you!
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NekaTamoJul 5, 2016
hahahahah This film is full of **** acting is great,but,film was a disaster.It was really hard to watch.Serbs are bad guys and Muslims are good.It has only one point of view.I donĀ“t recomend this movie.
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