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  1. Javier Toloza's rating of the film Return to Homs

    It’s incredible how the muslim mindset reveals itself in the war... human life is worthless in the eyes of these people... what a barbaric and fatalistic culture!

  2. Elisa Mar's rating of the film Return to Homs

    Indispensable verla. Documental preciso y doloroso de una parte de la guerra en Siria. Todos escuchamos del sitio a Homs: helo aquí visto por sus protagonistas.

  3. captainfez's rating of the film Return to Homs

  4. DrFirestone's rating of the film Return to Homs

    I can't think of many films that expose the madness of war better - the pictures of people slaughtering each other, singing about freedom and god with craze in their eyes. I realise this most likely was not intended, it is powerful nonetheless. If you expect insight or context here, you will end up severely disappointed. A raw and true depiction of war that with a touch of religion in the mix makes a true bloodbath.

  5. Louisa Savignon's rating of the film Return to Homs

    strongest thing i've ever seen

  6. lou.'s rating of the film Return to Homs

    I don't know what to say, I don't want to judge or comment. I can't consider anything else but reality. And I'm just feeling like crying.

  7. alexladedo's rating of the film Return to Homs

    Basset is truly a treasure to Syria. He has a ton of courage, ambition, and love for its country and home. This documentary is crude we see the reality of what Bashar al-Assad is doing to Syrians: mass murder, brutality. Imagine turning peaceful humans to rebels? Fuck you, Bashar.

  8. maksym hruszczenko's rating of the film Return to Homs

    Було б добре, якби фільм зробили трохи більш інформативним. Перед переглядом не завадить почитати про Арабську весну та громадянську війну в Сирії.

  9. Claire Wongsutin's rating of the film Return to Homs

  10. Étrange's rating of the film Return to Homs

    The urgency is such that considerations of cinematographic quality come at a latter notice. The courage of film making in the war front is astounding but the later editing should have permitted to create a path for the hard-earned images. The story of Basset comes through as a focus, but it is the punctuation of emotional normalcy in the chaos scenario that was enlightening and should have been front and center.

  11. Epinephrin's rating of the film Return to Homs

    Very interesting documentary. I learned a few new things about this war. How and where it started. A bit too long though. Maybe 30 minutes less and would have been more dramatic. For a laic person, I would have liked to see more political thoughts, not only the Allah/martyr theme all over again. Still interesting enough. Wonder if Ossama still lives. Would be nice.

  12. Nabil Hamzaki's rating of the film Return to Homs

    "Our homeland bleeds, father and the land is sad The child calls for help, father but who will listen? Who will listen?"

  13. 2208pawlisza's rating of the film Return to Homs

    It was unbelievably boring, I’m so disappointed

  14. Bilouaustria's rating of the film Return to Homs

    We are sometimes too close to really see the war, the people, the blood. But this is an important film about the syrian war we hardly ever see otherwise. The courage and charisma of Basset is one only great leaders show. The songs like prayers. The dead friends. The ruins. You can watch it of course but it is truely so hard to apprehend. Thanks Mubi list.

  15. Lia's rating of the film Return to Homs

    Harrowing, heartbreaking.

  16. LibertyCapz's rating of the film Return to Homs

    Incredibly gripping documentary about a group of rebels and their passionate fight against Al Assad's regime in Syria.

  17. giomakyo's rating of the film Return to Homs

    It’s easy to forget that the war in Syria began when peaceful protests against the Assad dictatorship were met by a harsh military crackdown. This harrowing and unforgettable documentary follows an 18-year-old goalkeeper for the Syrian national soccer team who starts off as a hopeful, charismatic leader of the street protests but transforms into a tireless guerrilla leader.

  18. Jacques de Villiers's rating of the film Return to Homs

    I saw this in London in 2014, at a screening where Orwa Nyrabia, the producer, was present, fresh out of Syrian prison. I'll never forget the experience, in awe of the almost unbelievable danger Ossama al Homsi put himself through to capture the intimacies, hopes, and dreams of those fighting fatal injustice. And the justice Talal Derki and his team did in assembling this phenomenal and important film.

  19. christian's rating of the film Return to Homs

    First of all, this is a documentary. These are not actors, this is real-life. So for the few 1-Star reviewers, you obviously didn't "get" that. Second, the film-makers and participants were extremely heroic and courageous. Both in fighting, living, dying (in some cases) and capturing this footage. This documentary shows us the fierce courage of simple Syrians trying to stand up to a tyrant and thug. It woke me up!

  20. m00njaguar's rating of the film Return to Homs

    The meatgrinder of the Syrian civil war has often faded into the background. This documenatary follows a small group of rebels in Homs, the 2nd largest city of Syria. It is gut-wrenching to follow along with them as their city is demolished and they struggle against overwhelming odds. A granular perspective that humanizes these events. Highly recommended

  21. Michael Brockman's rating of the film Return to Homs

    A graphic, heart rendering testament of man's inhumanity to man.

  22. Slappy McGee's rating of the film Return to Homs

    A very personal documentary about Syria and the war that has devastated its people and itself as a country. Gripping footage that rocks you on a visceral level. On a "story" level of this documentary, there is great human interest, but the conflict itself (politically) is never discussed. It is assumed by the filmmakers that you are aware of all the details of the politics that are at play here.

  23. Stevens Van Strum's rating of the film Return to Homs

    One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

  24. Robert H. Stevens's rating of the film Return to Homs

    A shocking insight into the struggle against the regime in Syria. It shows how soured the attitudes are, how reserved the youth are to die in their struggle, left with no goal or hope beyond that. Very slowly paced and exceedingly rough around the edges, you truly feel like you're hiding in the besieged Homs. A startling piece of 3rd cinema; not an easy watch, but one to dare you to think and even empathize.

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