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  • Summary: A look behind the barricades of the besieged city of Homs, where for nineteen-year-old Basset and his ragtag group of comrades, the audacious hope of revolution is crumbling like the buildings around them.
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  1. Reviewed by: Neil Young
    Jun 9, 2014
    100
    Derki and his experienced editor Anne Fabini have crafted a sober, sobering bulletin of unambiguous intention and undeniable power.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Nov 21, 2013
    91
    It portrays the struggle from the inside, from about as far from the filter of mainstream media as one can get, capturing tense shootouts and the extremes of revolutionary spirit in unnerving detail.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Jun 9, 2014
    90
    What the film lacks in context it gains in visceral eyewitness value.
  4. Reviewed by: Elise Nakhnikian
    Jun 9, 2014
    63
    The film is a testament to the power of video to document resistance to corrupt and abusive regimes, but it's also a witness to the limits of that power.

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