Zana Marjanovic and Goran Kostic star in “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” (Photo by Dean Semler — GK Films) (Dean Semler)

Movie critic Ann Hornaday wrote that Jolie made “an impressive writing and directing debut” with the movie, about love and other problems during the 1990s war in the former Yugoslavia. Hornaday gave it 2.5 stars, just a touch below the “very good” rating.