Reviews: A Perfect Day (2016)

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  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: An immensely powerful account of heroic, resilient, creative, and deeply ethical aid workers in the Balkans in 1995.
  • Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: A Perfect Day is, at its heart, a poignant and mordantly funny little riff on the absurdities of war and wartime politics. Condensed, it might make for a terrific 20-minute short.
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: As A Perfect Day’s midsection bogs down with shaggy dog stories and personal entanglements and a subplot involving a young local boy and a stolen ball, it starts to lose the small pleasures needed to sustain the low-key humor. But stick with it: writer-director de Aranoa never loses sight of his story, and finds just the right finale.
  • [New – 2/4/16] | Jonathan Richards @
    • Excerpt: There’s plenty of symbolism, plenty of conflict, plenty of scenery, a few insights, a few laughs, a few horrors, and some country wisdom in the meandering story, which covers about 24 hours in the life of its protagonists. Del Toro and his colleagues make it easy time to pass.
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Its Just Movies
    • Excerpt: Although caught between “Mash” and “Hurt Locker” the film packs a powerful lesson.