Screamers
Screamers (2006)

This documentary feature examines the history and politics of genocide in the 20th and 21st centuries. Through the rock band System of a Down's personal campaign to stop all genocides, Pulitzer prizewinner Samantha Power, survivors and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 26, 2007
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A raw and urgent snapshot of a band and the politics that drive it.

Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

Is it possible to get mad at a film that has its heart and soul in the right place?

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Armenian-American director Carla Garapedian, who got a doctorate in international relations at the London School of Economics, presents a wide-awake, high-decibel briefing on foreign policy.

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Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

An odd duck of a documentary, but a powerful one.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Despite the noble effort, the medium and the message just don't mix.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

This film has provocations to spare; it just hasn't been made provocatively. It's a mess, actually.

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Phil Hall
EDGE Boston

The Armenian genocide and the continuing Turkish denial of history. The film offers damning evidence that the highly civilized European Union should do everything it can to keep the highly uncivilized Turks from becoming equals in EU membership.

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Chicago Reader

Grating concert footage trivializes Garapedian's message. (One fan, celebrating the band's political potency, enthuses that 'System is antiwar, they're anti-this, anti-that.')

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Screamers is a commendably brave piece, but less focused and powerful than you'd like.

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Brian Tallerico
UGO

Screamers isn't didactic; it doesn't tell you how to respond. It just wants you to know and to ask questions.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
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A documentary about the Armenian genocide of 1915 and the fight to have it acknowledged by the U.S. and U.K. governments. The film focuses in particular on the… More