Ararat

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Released 2002

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Director:
Atom Egoyan
Released:
2002
Rating:
R
The estranged members of a contemporary Armenian family are faced both with Turkey's denial of their catastrophic past and with their own complicated future: A mother who only wants peace, a young woman who wants nothing but retribution, and a young man whose journey to uncover his roots is jeopardizing his future.

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  • 80

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Until its final moments this almost great movie feels as if it's racing against itself in a neck-and-neck battle between its troubled heart and its egg-shaped head. The heart wins ...

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Egoyan's oblique, layered attack ultimately pays off, evoking a strong emotional connection between past and present, the historical and the personal, in a flowing, cinematic manne...

  • 60

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Egoyan's pedantic, lecturing approach makes the film a bit of a slog, although the basic material has an intrinsic interest that makes one at least want to know more about the hist...

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    Drama

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    Politics, Historical, Social Issues