The Bang Bang Club
The Bang Bang Club (2011)

The Bang Bang Club is the true story of four young combat photographers bonded by friendship and their sense of purpose to tell the truth. They risk their lives and use their cameras to tell the world of the violence associated with the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 22, 2011
DVD Release Date: August 16, 2011
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

A queasy mix of high-toned intentions and commercial compromises.

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Andrew O'Hehir

This is one of those relatively rare movies that gets better and smarter as it goes along...

Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Silver cut his teeth in documentaries and it shows in the skilled on-the-ground style of the camerawork. But visuals are only half the story and the plot doesn't keep up.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Seldom does "The Bang Bang Club" show much interest in the big picture of South Africa.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

This film is painstakingly detailed in its recreation of iconic events and images. It's also beautifully played by a superb cast, although the story is undermined by unnecessary sideplots.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

"The Bang Bang Club" divulges little insight into what keeps this dangerous brotherhood banging away around the world.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The story has heat, even if the movie is more entranced with its subjects than in what they're trying to achieve.

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Matthew Turner

Impressively directed, strikingly shot and superbly acted drama that tells an intriguing true story and asks some thought-provoking questions about the nature of journalism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I have read that the book was better than the film...that being said, I haven't read this book. So, I am not biased. This biodrama film was rivoting. You… More
Alex roy
The Bang Bang Club starts off with a bang. The story is very good, but somehow halfway through the middle, the film looses its spark that got this firecracker… More
Sophie Burgess
It was definitely an interesting watch, with some really good cinematography however it just felt a bit sterile. I wasn't keen on many of the characters… More
Walter M.
"The Bang Bang Club" starts with a radio interview in 1994, giving photojournalist Kevin Carter(Taylor Kitsch) a chance to think back a few years to… More
Chris Weber
Based on actual events, this is the story of four photographers who, during the last years of Apartheid, put themselves in harm's way to capture the events… More
Sol C
Ryan Phillippe, Taylor Kitsch, and Malin Akerman's performances are the best reasons to watch this film. They all shine. The film kind of reminded me of… More