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Metascore

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100
Film Threat
A powerful film worthy of a truly extraordinary American.
100
Variety
di Florio emerges with a serenely powerful, handcrafted film that navigates into a place Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once called "the tangled discords of our nation."
100
Fascinating.
88
Does a meticulous job of summarizing these notorious events, but it is the stories of Liuzzo's five children that gives it fresh emotional power.
80
It is a film that should be required viewing by all citizens, especially students, if we hope not to repeat this awful chapter.
70
Includes familiar film of marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge and of demonstrators in Birmingham being attacked with fire hoses, but it distinguishes itself with touching film of Jim Liuzzo and his children being interviewed and of political leaders of the day.
70
The story the film has to tell is an outrage, but it never devolves into a sputtering tirade.
60
Village Voice
Doubles as a narrative of the nascent women's movement.
50
The A.V. Club
Di Florio loses her grip on Liuzzo's story whenever she lapses into generalities. But when Di Florio gets into the specifics of her subject's legacy, Home Of The Brave stands out as both relevant and moving.

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