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Film Review - The Citizen

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“The Citizen” is an earnest movie, to a point where it almost reaches self-parody. It’s an immigration story set during the turbulent years after 9/11, using that open wound in American history to explore the nature of citizenship and bigotry. As well-intentioned as it is, “The Citizen” is a clumsy feature, electing a broad approach for a complex subject, breaking down the particulars of hate and suspicion into bite-sized nuggets of moralizing, ideal for easy digestion. Although satisfactorily performed, the picture is such a pedestrian effort, it’s impossible to take seriously, diluting the troubles of the world to fashion the easiest sit possible. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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