Incendies
Incendies (2011)

Director Denis Villeneuve adapts Wajdi Mouawad's play concerning a pair of twins who make a life-altering discovery following the death of their mother. Upon learning that their absentee father is still very much alive and they also… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 13, 2011
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's messy, overlong, and a touch melodramatic, but those flaws pale before Incendies' impressive acting and devastating emotional impact.

David Jenkins
Time Out

A strong film based on a weak story.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

A deeply resonant literary quality gives what might otherwise seem like a dubious series of coincidences a profound sense of plausibility.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Rewarding, but ridiculously stingy in handing out simple details -- relationships, geographical settings, etc. -- vital to our grasp of what's going on.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

It's a powerful, disturbing film. May there be a day when such works seem less relevant.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

It is no surprise that it was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

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Sarah Boslaugh
PopMatters

Watching Incendies is a long, hard, and emotionally draining experience but one that richly rewards the time and effort invested.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Rage has no expiration date in Incendies, director Denis Villeneuve's gripping, era-jumping drama about a family melded to its war-torn past.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Villaneuve knows how to stoke a hot debate about the legacy of violence. But in this case, where there's smoke, there's not enough air.

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Matt Glasby
Flicks.co.nz

Every time the film begins to feel more like a history lesson than a drama, it explodes into action.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Very compelling film. Worth watching.
Edward Boxler
When films span multiple time periods and have several main characters, you can be sure that everything will come together in the most contrived way, often… More
Michael S
"Incendies" is a masterpiece; a virtually flawless piece of writing, directing, and acting that comes together in a narrative of no easy answers and a… More
Daniel Perry
Dramatic, well-acted, gripping and shot in a way that really does let the camera tell the story, Incendies has a lot going for it. For me, though, the structure… More
Louis Rogers
Although the story can sometimes feel slightly contrived, over-neat and melodramatic (perhaps really lacking still deeper character explorations to justify the… More
Matthew Slaven
A striking tragedy unfolds, reminding us to treat each person we meet, no matter our relation or lack-there-of, with invested love. It is a tall tale, but… More

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