Flee

critic Reviews

, 97% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Depicting the refugee experience through vivid animation, Flee pushes the boundaries of documentary filmmaking to present a moving memoir of self-discovery.
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    Siddhant AdlakhaObserver
    Documentary realism rarely goes hand-in-hand with animated un-reality, but in Jonas Poher Rasmussen's Flee, those two aesthetic worlds collide and create a feeling of being unmoored.
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    Keith WatsonSlant Magazine
    The film effectively immerses us in the wrenching details of Amin's story, but it keeps us just a bit too far removed from the man himself.
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    Sarah-Tai BlackGlobe and Mail
    We are witness to both the emotional highs and lows that Amin has lived through, all of which are materialized in Flee with grace and an eye for the world's kindnesses just as much as its cruelties.
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    Josh FlandersChicago Reader
    Beautifully animated to protect the identity of the main subject, Rasmussen's film examines the lengths we will go to in order to survive and protect those we love.
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    Dwight BrownNational Newspaper Publishers Association
    Innovative doc filmmaking. Impressive visuals. A very personal and harrowing story laid bare.
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    Alissa WilkinsonVox
    Flee won the World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, and no wonder: It's heartbreaking and moving, and hard to forget.
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    Glenn DunksThe Film Experience
    The key to the success of Jonas Poher Rasmussen's film is that it embraces traditional documentary form as much as it pushes it.
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    Felipe Rodríguez TorresCaimán Cuadernos de Cine
    Sociologically necessary, but formally and artistically delivering irregular results. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Avi OfferNYC Movie Guru
    One of the best documentaries and animated films of the year. It's a spellbinding, poignant and heartfelt emotional journey with just the right blend of style and substance
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    Andrew KendallStabroek News
    Flee is very much about the nature of a story taking its shape. It feels spontaneous, but not accidental. This is decisive film-making with a sharp understanding of character and clarity.
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