Box Office - 03/01/2002
"...HARRISON'S FLOWER is a stirring tribute to the bravery and dedication of the world's reporters who willingly walk into the nightmare of war..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 04/01/2002
"...The battle scenes have a shocking immediacy, and the entire cast is excellent..."
Rolling Stone - 04/11/2002
"...[Chouraqui] catches the chaotic horror of war..."
USA Today - 03/15/2002
"...The movie delivers a powerful anti-war message with shattering scenes of the devastation wrought in Croatia..."
Andie MacDowell is phenomenal as Sarah Lloyd, a devoted wife and mother who goes to former Yugoslavia to find her husband Harrison Lloyd (David Strathairn) when he disappears and is assumed dead. Sarah and Harrison share a deep love and understanding, but Harrison, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo journalist, is frequently away on business and the family is starting to suffer. He takes an assignment in the former Yugoslavia, promising Sarah he'll be back for their son's birthday, but he never returns. Knowing in her gut that he's alive, Sarah journeys to find him and discovers the insanity and horror of war. The strength of HARRISON'S FLOWERS lies in its nuanced performances and strong cinematography. Andie MacDowell is alternately gentle, irrational, compassionate, and fierce and her eyes reflect a quiet intensity that's mesmerizing. Adrien Brody's depiction of Kyle, a cynical, drug-addicted photo journalist, is maddening and engaging. His transformation from a bitter, self-centered, wannabe hot shot photographer into Sarah's loyal friend is heartbreaking. The battle scenes are brutal and shocking and reveal the kinds of risks that journalists take when they aggressively pursue a story. Nicola Pecorini's filming captures the finest details as if every moment were a fleeting memory.
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