Welcome to Sarajevo Movie Review

If Woody Harrelson is a journalist, then hell, I'm Woody Harrelson.

Welcome to Sarajevo is supposed to be a touching look at a group of foreign correspondents who get so caught up in the conflict in Yugoslavia that they risk everything to save a single girl and take her back to civilization. While it's based on a true story, it seems every film that even mentions Bosnia has the exact same arc. (And if I see another mopey character who has lost his wife and daughter in a random shooting, I'll scream.) And Sarajevo is so morose -- consisting of a series of long, pregnant scenes wherein the locals mutter under their breath in broken English -- it's hard to get past the rather cookie-cutter plot. In fact, it's hard to keep your attention from wandering widely, wondering if it might be far too soon to make a movie about Bosnia when the conflict there really isn't even over.

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Welcome to Sarajevo Rating

" Grim "

Rating: R, 1997

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