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The Killing Fields

  R Closed Captioning

Roland Joffé

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Plot Summary

Winner of 3 Academy Awards! A New York Times reporter and his Cambodian aide are harrowingly trapped in Cambodia's 1975 Khmer Rouge revolution. Sam Waterston, John Malkovich and Haing S. Ngor (Best Supporting Actor Oscar and Golden Globe winner) star in this shattering true story.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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92%
  • Reviews Counted: 37
  • Fresh: 34
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 8.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It must be nerve-racking for the producers to offer a tale so lacking in standard melodramatic satisfactions. But the result is worth it, for this is the clearest film statement yet on how the nature of heroism has changed in this totalitarian century. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: The best moments are the human ones, the conversations, the exchanges of trust, the waiting around, the sudden fear, the quick bursts of violence, the desperation. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: The director, Roland Joffe, and his photographer, Chris Menges, capture all of this with a realism that hasn't been so poetically convincing in a nondocumentary context since Gillo Pontecorvo's Battle of Algiers. – John Hartl, Film.com, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Without doubt one of the finest British films of the last 50 years. – Film4, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

THE KILLING FIELDS is one the best movies of all time!

And definitely a movie everyone should see to learn a bit of the aftermath of the Viet Nam war as well as what journalists go through to get the story out to the public. Viet Nam was a time when the public actually saw stark reality on TV on a day-to-day basis. The pictures were not sanitized and moved the public to speak out and march against the Viet Nam war, which ultimately lead to America's pull out. This movie shows journalists honestly and plays out a great drama of two friends who loved each other as much as they loved getting the story and truth out to the world. It's unforgettable!

Killing Fields

This is without doubt one of the most horrifying, endearing, beautiful and poignant movies ever made. If you ever watch one film in your life to understand the evil, balanced with the compassion of man let it be this. I defy any person to have dry eyes during the end sequence when "Imagine" (John Lennon) plays. This genre of film making is lost today.

rip dith pran

Last night the real person who was the subject of this movie passed away. What better tribute to his amazing life then to see this movie and learn about the true life story of a man who gave everything to tell this story.

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  • $17.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2001

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