Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Utøya: July 22 probes a nation's lingering shock and grief with a drama that grapples with difficult themes to deeply - and appropriately - unsettling effect.

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The tragedy struck Norway on July 22, 2011. First with the bomb in the government quarter, then the terrorist attacked the youth at the AUF summer camp on Utøya. A bloody, sad chapter in Norway's history, an event that shocked our whole country.

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Critic Reviews for Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli)

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The film is competent, disturbing and even, whisper it, propulsive. In a way that no film about the real and recent murder of 69 children and their summer camp helpers should ever be.

October 26, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Utøya: July 22 has pockets of great power along the way, but it's an uneasy watch in ways it both does and doesn't intend.

October 25, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[Director Erik] Poppe's "one take" shooting style traps his protagonists in a continual present.

October 25, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The effect is as scalding as you would expect - a stark and heartbroken monument on screen.

October 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There's something quite ghoulish about Poppe's fictionalisation of unspeakable horror.

October 23, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

"U - July 22" cuts through so much of the contemporary cant around gun violence, around white nationalism, around xenophobia, around the politicization of historical tragedy.

February 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli)

The way it's shot bored the hell outta me.

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