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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

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  1. Jan 3, 2012
    7
    A good film with nice character portrayal despite some ineffective and cringeworthy South African accents. The action however portrays vividly and representatively the dangers involved in being a photographer t that tie in South Africa' bloody past. The streets were awash with brutal tribalism and senseless killing. The press of the time were incredibly brave and often irresponsible in their pursuit of the ultimate photo and associated acclaim. The 4 photographers depicted in the film are all heroes and more importantly, professionals of their art. Expand
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48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. 50
    Ultimately, his (Silver) film settles for a queasy mix of high-toned intentions and commercial compromises.
  2. Reviewed by: Ian Buckwalter
    Apr 25, 2011
    50
    A slideshow of actual photographs by the Bang Bang Club during the end credits packs more emotional punch than anything that precedes them, displaying in their still frames the singular focus that the movie lacks.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Apr 22, 2011
    60
    Unfortunately, Silver's movie doesn't cut deep enough: It glosses over some thorny questions and hammers too fixedly on others.