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Tim Blake Nelson United States, 2001

Johnny DuBiel's rating of the film The Grey Zone

While it could have possibly been greater in the hands of a more seasoned and capable director (it feels oddly stagey and not all that cinematic), Nelson's film is still powerful. There are a lot of elements that don't work, but the final product still manages to curiously stay with you. The message at the film's end crystallizes everything that preceded it, and packs a surprising punch.