In This World
In This World (2003)

Prolific British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom adds to his impressively diverse oeuvre with this harrowing account of two Afghan refugees' passage to the West in search of a better life. The movie opens at a refugee camp in Peshawar,… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Using documentary-style filmmaking to blur the lines between fact and fiction. In This World tells a harrowing but important story about the plight of refugees.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Puts something like a personal face on what is so often rendered merely as an abstract statistic: the plight of the contemporary refugee in a violently 'globalized' world.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

In This World leaves us with little more than 'Tsk, tsk.'

Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

It is rewarding unlike any other film I've seen.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Although the story told is of vital importance, the manner of the telling robs us of the appropriate emotional response.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

In This World is not a facile entertainment, but a prescribed cure for one's compassion fatigue.

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Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative

That Winterbotton was able to pull this venture off at all is remarkable.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Without an ounce of phony Hollywood uplift, Winterbottom's film cuts right to the heart.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

In This World unfolds with the deceptive dispassion of a documentary, but builds with a sure sense of dramatic epic.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an odd hybrid of fiction and non-fiction, featuring a cast comprised mostly of amateur actors.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
In This World charts the journey of two Afghan refugee brothers who leave their camp in Peshawar, Pakistan to seek a new life in London. The epic voyage of… More
Gordon A
Revealing, studied window into people migration from Pakistan to the UK. Humbling sacrifice at every turn gets you routing for the leads and challenges you to… More

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