In the Land of Blood and Honey
In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)

Set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War that tore the Balkan region apart in the 1990s, In the Land of Blood and Honey tells the story of Danijel and Ajla, two people from different sides of a brutal ethnic conflict. Danijel, a soldier… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 23, 2011
DVD Release Date: March 27, 2012
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Leah Rozen

Overall, Jolie has nothing to be embarrassed about and much of which to be proud with this movie. Even in moments where the film doesn't quite work, she shows ample evidence of ambition and a discerning director's eye.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

With its broad strokes, this invitation to an important discussion is hard to ignore, but the blood and honey on the table is an unpalatable mix.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

[An] atrocious script and misguided approach to the subject matter render In the Land of Blood and Honey odious.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The film's key twist seems a bit underdeveloped, but there's no avoiding the horror the film captures. Even in modern times, what monsters men can be.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Although Jolie's good intentions are easy to admire, those characters are hard to believe, and the bloody narrative has an oddly bloodless effect.

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Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered

In The Land Of Blood And Honey is a compelling story that is enhanced by the well-researched portrayal of the politics behind the conflict and the ways that people were made to cope.

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Rafer Guzman

It's a tough, clear-eyed look at a ghastly ethnic war, with an admirably wide perspective that affords compassion for both sides.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Jolie crafts a watchable, engaging drama set amid the Bosnian War, proof that she has paid attention during all of these years in front of the camera and has been able to translate that into some skill behind it.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...not incompetently made, and it suggests that Jolie might have a real shot at someday being a very good director. But it leaves us with a feeling so queasy and uncomfortable one hesitates to give it voice: Could she really think this dynamic is sexy?

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
It is admirable the dedication of Angeline Jolie to something she believes in so ardently, but even though her movie is well directed and holds a strong impact… More
Markus Robinson
The Bosnian War: A Love Story? Before I begin, I would like to preface this review by saying that I am in no way an expert on the Bosnian War. So, before I… More
Cynthia S.
Here is another fine example of "what the heck were the nay-sayers watching?" This movie was VERY well done. I think Angelina Jolie deserves mega… More
Walter M.
Before they have a chance to escape, sisters Ajla(Zana Marjanovic), an artist, and Lejla(Vanessa Glodjo) are rounded up by Serbian soldiers. And they are soon… More
Michael S
Everything about this film feels false and inept, even though there is a certain admirable technical proficiency on display. The actors are strong and Jolie… More
Panta Oz
This American romantic war drama was written and directed by Angelina Jolie... and all I have to say is: I wish she could stick to acting! She obviously… More