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Journey From the Fall Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    70

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Tran's reliance on declamatory political dialogue and movie-of-the-week inspirationalism feels decidedly old-fashioned and, finally, even phony.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    The film depicts one family's endurance in sturdy, old-movie style, with sweeping camerawork, a monumental and occasionally intrusive orchestral score, gorgeous yet forbidding natural vistas and enough shocking tragedies, brazen escapes and crowd-pleasing acts of defiance to fuel several action-adventure pictures.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety

    A post-Vietnam War boat people saga is launched to compelling effect in Journey From the Fall, a sleek U.S. production.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    A movingly rendered, stirringly photographed first feature by Ham Tran.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    An example of sophisticated, impassioned filmmaking involving mainly people who lived through the harrowing experiences so unsparingly depicted, Journey From the Fall powerfully illustrates the refugee/immigrant experience.

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