Kiss the Future

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    Robert AbeleLos Angeles Times
    In its brisk pace, well-deployed song choices and storytelling energy, “Kiss the Future” is skillful at avoiding seeming like an ode to U2 even though the band’s involvement fills over half the movie.
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    Nicolas RapoldNew York Times
    This is history told through emotions as much as through well-documented events, conveying both the resilience of Sarajevans and the power of pop music (without falling into too much celebrity self-regard).
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    Steve PondTheWrap
    "Kiss the Future” is a portrait of a city and a people who used culture to fight back&#59; it’s also the story of a rock ‘n’ roll band exploring the limits of how its music can impact the real world.
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    Chris WillmanVariety
    While an interesting ’90s history lesson, Nenad Cicin-Sain's film could have benefited from portraying Sarejevo's resident artists at the close as extensively as it does at the beginning.
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    Frank ScheckHollywood Reporter
    A touching reminder of music's ability to change the world.
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    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International
    A polished yet unexpectedly affecting documentary...
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    Tynan YanagaFilm Inquiry
    Kiss The Future is a glimmer of what the world can be when we are one — united by the communal goodness and beauty of art.
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    Laura HirosRincón de cine
    A film worth watching that will give you a much-needed dose of hope in humanity. {Full Review in Spanish]
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    There’s no reason for the filmmakers to hide the U2-ness of it all&#59; watching the members humbled into silence during various concerts as shell-shocked residents of Sarajevo wonder why more isn’t being done to help them is something everyone should see.
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    Mark DujsikMark Reviews Movies
    [T]he subjects of real import in the film remain in the foreground. This is their story, after all. U2 just happens to be a part of it.
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