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The Beautiful Country

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

July 08, 2005 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Hans Petter Moland

Starring :

Nick Nolte, Thu Anh, Bai Ling, Glen Bradford, Thi Hong Bui, Cleve Chamberlain, Thi Kim Xuan Chau, Dora Chu, Phyllis Cicero, Xuan Phuc Dins

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

3 of 4

“..one of those specific stories that touches universal notes all the way along...”
by Bob Strauss [L.A. Daily News]
3.5 of 4

“..mesmerizing..”
by Tim Knight [Reel]
3.5 of 5

“..It's worth the price of a ticket...”
by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
3 of 4

“..exhibits the same entrancing serenity and attention to environment as found in Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
“..beautifully shot and competently acted but feels overly long and badly paced..”
by John Gorick [Kamera]
7 of 10

“..an interesting journey to experience..”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
“..an excellent film enhanced by strong performances..”
by William Wolf [Wolf Entertainment Guide]
2.5 of 4

“..although one desperately wants to like this well-meaning film, it ultimately evokes tedium...”
by Annlee Ellingson [Boxoffice Magazine]
4 of 5

“..A film that's less to be enjoyed than appreciated..”
by [E! Online]
4.5 of 5

“..a film in which the action is conveyed so well..”
by John Disogra [The Cinema Source]
3.5 of 5

“..A few more scenes would enhance this film to the point it really could be considered a great film..”
by Jim Pappas [The Trades]
3 of 5

“..a fairly bland film..”
by Lucas Stensland [EFilmCritic]
9 of 10
Reviewed by Le Apprenti [Movie-Vault]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Thoralf Schwanitz [Grapevine Culture]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jami Bernard [New York Daily News]

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THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
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FOCUS :

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A LA MALA :

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