Cirkus Columbia
Cirkus Columbia (2012)

Following the fall of the communist regime in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1991, Divko Buntic (Miki Manojlovic) returns to his former home after a 20-year exile in Germany. Returning with an attractive young girlfriend, a flashy new Mercedes, a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 17, 2012
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Despite its wobbly tone and stumbles into implausible melodrama, the film succeeds as a study of realignments among friends and family, a gently cracked mirror held up to the insanity that would soon devastate the region.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

While the emotional underpinnings feel raw, much of "Cirkus" also winds up spinning 'round to obvious, if uncomfortable, places.

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Chris Cabin

reaches a sublime balance between the personal and the political

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

A family getting evicted from its home is no laughing matter, except if you're watching "Cirkus Columbia,'' a satiric comedy from, of all places, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Sam Adams
AV Club

Cirkus Columbia looks to the past, evoking the kind of unreal, vaguely politicized tales that were once the lifeblood of arthouse cinema.

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Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

Cirkus Columbia is not as clever or complex as Danis Tanovic's masterpiece, No Man's Land, but it has its charms, not least its beguiling depiction of Balkan life before the war.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Danis Tanovic's scalding black comedy about the insanity of war...

Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

[A] decidedly old-fashioned, quasi-satirical drama that is a bit on the nose with its indictments of post-communist animosities and opportunism.

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Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine

Its lightheartedness and overtly traditional narrative structure become a smart strategy for crafting what is ultimately a very nuanced political critique of capital.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A remarkable film with three-dimensional characters who become always more complex as the story progresses, as they face the menace of an imminent war that… More
Caesar Mendez
Going into Cirkus Columbia I only knew two things about it, it was based on a novel and that it's a Bosnia drama. I got to say for my first Bosnia movie… More
Panta Oz
This is officially a Bosnian drama but, like everything else on the Balkan, it has some of the best actors from Croatia and Serbia in it (and it was co-produced… More