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If you aren't Jennifer Aniston or Chelsea Handler then you probably don't actively hate Angelina Jolie. And why would you? She's glamorous and spooky, a quality most stars can't pull off. She adopts lots of kids and keeps Brad Pitt in line.
There's a lot more blood than honey in The Land of Blood and Honey. And that's as it should be, given that this brutal drama about genocide and ethnic cleansing in Bosnia's civil war in the early 1990s is often difficult to watch, but is never less...
We are generally weak and cowardly as human beings. When fighting for the artificial “territories” that we believe we “deserve,” we need the ever-gargantuan weapon equivalents when staking our claim. How proud we are with those killing implements...
"In the Land of Blood and Honey" is coming from a different place. It isn't trying to sell us anything except a clear, blunt depiction of what so many women in so many countries must face when rape becomes an instrument of war.
The Critical Critics
In the Land of Blood and Honey, Angelina Jolie’s writing/directorial debut, works to rectify that. And while it doesn’t shy away from exposing the atrocities of ethnic cleansing, genocide or the crimes against women that occurred...
Susan Granger Entertainment Commentaries
Angelina Jolie acquits herself admirably as writer/director in this controversial, cross-cultural love story set amidst the ethnic cleansing and genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the early...
Danijel is a soldier and a Christian Serb. Ajla is a painter and a Muslim Bosnian. But on the dance floor in cosmopolitan Sarajevo, they're simply a man and a woman. Then an explosion rocks the nightclub, and the lovers find themselves on opposite...
Sometimes, a filmmaker can get too close. Sometimes, an activist can be too passionate to provide perspective. Both of these elements taint the otherwise earnest war drama In the Land of Blood and Money. Made by the one and only Ms. Angelina Jolie...
Her debut, "The Land of Blood and Honey," is a grisly, inscrutable psychosexual art film set amid the brutal chaos of the strife in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Poor Angelina Jolie. Before you can sit down and examine the film that marks her debut as a director – a love-hate story set during the 1990s Bosnian War – you must deal with the bricks being thrown at her. During shooting, the Bosnian Women Victims..
The challenges of making a film about historical atrocity are notoriously knotty. The director must convey the full force of horrific action without lapsing into either prurience or numbing repetition, while the film needs not only depict these...
War films can achieve a certain cold, clear moral power through the unblinking depiction of atrocity. Angelina Jolie, making her debut as a writer-director with In the Land of Blood and Honey, proves an expert at refusing to blink.
Time Out New York
We’ve seen Angelina Jolie hang out of cars and shoot people, raid tombs in formfitting tops and sometimes appear like the more substantial part of a globally famous twosome. But if her celebrity has brought this tough Bosnian War drama into being...
The intimacy of war — how connected its enemies can feel, the emotional impact each side has on the other — is difficult to portray. It’s the inverse of the usual cinematic approach to battle, which involves tactics and tanks instead of hearts and s
Romeo and Juliet-style romance struggles to survive in early-‘90s Bosnia in In the Land of Blood and Honey, the uneven writing/directing debut of Angelina Jolie. Taking place between 1991 and 1995, Jolie's fictional story concerns the unlikely and...
An agonized romantic melodrama set during the Bosnian War, “In the Land of Blood and Honey’’ is a credible narrative feature filmmaking debut even if you didn’t know that the director was Angelina Jolie. An awareness of who’s behind the camera,
"In the Land of Blood and Honey" is a film that wants to expose viewers to the unspeakable horrors and depravations of war--in this case, the conflict that rocked Bosnia between 1992 and 1995--in the most graphic and unflinching manner possible.
New York Post
You can hardly accuse Angelina Jolie of taking the easy way out with her first feature-length effort behind the camera — she’s the screenwriter and director. Teeming with genocidal brutality and filmed entirely..
Set throughout the Bosnian war -- with all the attendant strangeness and tragedy of that moment in history, as a nation-state consumed itself -- Angelina Jolie's "In the Land of Blood and Honey" is a surprising directorial and screenwriting debut...
The A.V. Club
Angelina Jolie wrote and directed the Bosnian War romance In The Land Of Blood And Honey, but does not appear in it. That is wise. If Jolie were merely to cameo in the film, M. Night Shyamalan-style, her magnetic presence, however fleeting...
The Globe And Mail
First the faint praise. In the Land of Blood and Honey, a.k.a. the writing and directing debut of one Angelina Jolie, is nothing if not ambitious. The thematic canvas is broad, a sweeping attempt to dramatize the Bosnian conflict on multiple fronts...
It is easy to understand why American actress (and now director) made this film. The one half of Brangelina is known for promoting humanitarian causes as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.