Blood and Tears: The Arab-Israeli Conflict Reviews

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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
September 5, 2007
Though refreshingly reluctant to take sides regarding geography of the matter, the film has a subtle slant toward peace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
June 15, 2007
'A small house can accommodate hundreds of friends, but can't accommodate two enemies,' the doctor says ruefully, quoting an Arab proverb. Sadly, Blood and Tears is the proof.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Charles Petersen
Village Voice
June 13, 2007
A well-balanced primer on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Blood and Tears takes just over an hour to go from the roots of Zionism to the recent electoral victory of Hamas.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
August 31, 2007
As the film progresses, it becomes increasingly bold in taking sides, while all the time pretending to be unbiased.
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
August 27, 2007
Nothing more than a collection of sound bytes, most of them biased, many of them inflammatory, by a variety of speakers. It is hard to know what good this does.
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
August 23, 2007
Unless you've thrown up your hands and butted out of all news of the Middle East debacle, nothing in this methodical, unimaginative documentary about the Arab-Israeli conflict will surprise, edify or, God forbid, outrage you.
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