22 July

22 July

22 July

Director Paul Greengrass (United 93) examines the aftermath of the 2011 Norway attacks in which 77 people were killed by a far-right extremist. In competition at the Venice Film Festival 2018. 

2018143 minsNorway, Iceland, USA
DramaThrillerTrue Story & BiographyFestival & Independent
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Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

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Around two thirds of the way through 22 July a character lists all the far-right extremist groups operating in the world today, including the American neo-nazi forum Stormfront. It’s one of several moments where director Paul Greengrass points out that the resurgence of fascism isn’t restricted to Europe, and it certainly isn’t going away.

4.0
Variety

Variety

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It's intelligently stern, storm-gray filmmaking, as we've come to expect from Greengrass; if it feels a bit mechanical as well, perhaps this is a near-impossible story to film with both tact and soul.

Time Out

Time Out

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'22 July' offers few surprises, and even fewer opportunities for Paul Greengrass to flex his filmmaking muscles.

3.0
The Times

The Times

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Small, vicious moments...define a film that's admirably lacking in histrionics. Its restraint makes the courtroom climax hit even harder.

4.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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A sharp, scouring work of moral seriousness from Greengrass.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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22 July is a brave and careful film.

5.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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It's both a pulse-pounding depiction of the deadly attacks that shook Norway in 2011 and a sober investigation of the aftermath, evolving into a gripping courtroom drama and a tremendously emotional personal account of one family's struggle to move on.

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

flicks

Around two thirds of the way through 22 July a character lists all the far-right extremist groups operating in the world today, including the American neo-nazi forum Stormfront. It’s one of several moments where director Paul Greengrass points out that the resurgence of fascism isn’t restricted to Europe, and it certainly isn’t going away.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

It's intelligently stern, storm-gray filmmaking, as we've come to expect from Greengrass; if it feels a bit mechanical as well, perhaps this is a near-impossible story to film with both tact and soul.

Time Out

Time Out

press

'22 July' offers few surprises, and even fewer opportunities for Paul Greengrass to flex his filmmaking muscles.

3.0
The Times

The Times

press

Small, vicious moments...define a film that's admirably lacking in histrionics. Its restraint makes the courtroom climax hit even harder.

4.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

A sharp, scouring work of moral seriousness from Greengrass.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

22 July is a brave and careful film.

5.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's both a pulse-pounding depiction of the deadly attacks that shook Norway in 2011 and a sober investigation of the aftermath, evolving into a gripping courtroom drama and a tremendously emotional personal account of one family's struggle to move on.