The Beautiful Country
The Beautiful Country (2005)

'The Beautiful Country' follows the story of Binh, a shy Vietnamese man in his 20s who embarks on a personal journey with a young beautiful woman, Ling, aboard a refugee ship to America in search of a better life and Binh's… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 8, 2005
DVD Release Date: December 13, 2005
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The plight of Asian refugees is sensitively rendered, and the movie builds, with the help of Nolte, to a wrenchingly poignant conclusion.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Its epic tale of two cultures tragically entwined is anchored by deep and elemental emotions.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

A poignant and affecting portrait of the war's lingering consequences.

Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

An ambitious movie made on a modest budget, its intention is better than its execution.

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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail

Conditions for the characters may be bleak, but their perseverance makes the story compelling.

Cole Smithey

This haunting film casts a wide swath that veers between obvious cliches and intensely visceral truths.

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Camerin Courtney
Christianity Today

The most stunning beauty comes in human connections, physical touch, unconditional acceptance, familial love - in the treacherous and tender terrain of the human heart.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

[A] graceful and yet harrowing drama.

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Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine

Worthwhile as an informative and touching reminder of the existence of a forgotten set of innocent victims of the Vietnam conflict.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

"The Beautiful Country" touches on many thorny social issues about the way the world works, but it's ultimately Binh's story, a truthful and heartening one.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Slow paced, yet intriguing. I should take away 1/2 a star for the unsatisfying ending, but I just couldn't make myself do it. This was very well done, very… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"The Beautiful Country" starts in rural Vietnam in 1990 where Binh(Damien Nguyen) is already an outcast in society for having an… More
Stefan P
Turns into a very gripping movie after a slow beginning. A few unexpected twists adds to the suspense. We get to see both misery and hope when the characters is… More