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  • 3.0

    out of 100

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    A commendably brave piece, but less focused and powerful than you'd like. In the end, Garapedian might have been better off concentrating her energy on the 1915 Armenian story--which has been told on film various times (for example, in "Forty Days of Musa Dagh" and Atom Egoyan's "Ararat"), but never with the power of, say, "The Pianist" or "Schindler's List."

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Richard James Havis

    A committed piece of agit-prop, which benefits from the passion of its protagonists. Followers of the band will need no introduction to the subject matter, which is referenced in their musical repertoire. The film also should play well with those interested in liberal causes.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    The piece is intelligently made, although the director often doesn't establish place or time, leaving the viewer unmoored.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The film offers true insight into the patterns of war crimes, even if the songs sound disquietingly close to a call to violence.

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