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The Search (2015)



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A special relationship between a French woman who works for a non-governmental organization and a displaced Chechen boy develops during the Second Chechen War in 1999.


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Critic Reviews for The Search

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (10)

The French director's follow-up to his Oscar-winning silent movie comedy, The Artist, is everything The Artist was not: long, unoriginal and heavy-handed.

March 12, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Young Hadji's silence gives The Search what lasting power it possesses.

March 12, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

After winning the Oscar for his glorified trinket The Artist, Hazanavicius throws a spotlight on human rights horrors. His well-intentioned children-in-peril story, set during the second Chechen war, is periodically moving but unwieldy and heavy-handed.

March 12, 2015 | Rating: 2/5

An immense (two hours and 29 minutes) and gravely serious film tackling the humanitarian disaster of the Second Chechen War of 1999-2000.

May 23, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Search is a lecture. As laudable as the film is in many ways, I'm glad I'll never have to sit through it again.

May 22, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Hazanavicius has confused sobriety with impact, and mulched down all the stories you might want to tell about Chechnya into a generic, undermotivated wallow.

May 21, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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