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Half of a Yellow Sun

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

May 16, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Biyi Bandele

Starring :

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, John Boyega, Joseph Mawle, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Babou Ceesay, Rob David, Genevieve Nnaji

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 5

“..the film is often stately and sluggish with some very daytime-soapy moments of emotional revelation. At other times, it looks more like a filmed theatrical piece..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]
“..the film comes across as less a portrait of complex intellectuals ideologically embroiled in a conflict than as a weepie about innocents adrift..”
by Ben Kenigsberg [NY Times]
“..scenes of forced evacuation are necessarily intense, and the desperation of the refugee experience is conveyed, but Bandele still offers a rich and passionate saga..”
by Pete Vonder Haar [Village Voice]
3 of 5

“..a sweeping melodrama that needed a bigger budget but this is still a moving tale..”
by Allan Hunter [Daily Express]
3 of 5

“..'Half of a Yellow Sun' bravely takes on too broad a canvas with too narrow a budget, but it's a relevant saga that's worth telling..”
by Trevor Johnston [Time Out London]

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