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A provocative film that explores the difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness, In a Better World follows two Danish families and the unusual and dangerous friendship that develops between them. Bullied at school, Elias is defended by Christian, a boy greatly troubled over his mother’s death. So when the two become involved in an act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences, it’s their parents who are left to help them come to terms with the complexity of human emotions, pain and empathy in this 2010 Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner for Best Foreign Film.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 115
- Fresh: 89
- Rotten: 26
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The more its makers ... draw cheap contrasts between savagery and civility the less civil and more savage toward them you begin to feel.
Fresh: Susanne Bier's latest meditation on grief and the boundaries of family -- which won this year's foreign-film Oscar -- is a tough piece of work, subtle in some ways, obvious in others, viscerally affecting throughout.
Fresh: [An] urgent and compassionate thriller about the vicious cycle of aggression and revenge.
Fresh: An ethically ambitious, morally thoughtful - and deeply vexing - drama about the fragility of civil order and the menace of the lawless.
I loved this movie, probably one of the best movies I have ever seen, it opened my eyes in many ways and I will probably never be the same. this movie is wonderful, thrilling, exciting and at the same time heart wrenching. Everyone should see this movie.
In A Better World
Very strong film. At first it seemed a bit uncertain as to where it's going. You have to be patient -- it pays off. As we learn more about the motivation of the characters, the film grows in intensity.
I saw it with a small group that was at first unsure, but as the film gained momentum everyone was glued to the screen. A good film with insights into Danish character and reserve.
Best Thus Far
Great no name cast! You think you know how it's going to end but you really don't. I could feel a great connection with all the characters. Great job and hope to see more from this aspiring young talent.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2010
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