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The Bubble (Ha Buah) Reviews

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Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

There are three films competing for attention in The Bubble, and they do not always coexist gracefully.

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 6/10

September 19, 2008
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

fascinating and incisive

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

March 24, 2008
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

You'd think a movie with characters named Golan and Jihad might be heavy-handed, but writer/director Eytan Fox makes sure the action is based in characterizations that make sense.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

November 16, 2007
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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The casting is spot-on; the blend of erotic comedy and political drama is stunningly smooth; the finale is both devastating and inevitable.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 9, 2007
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Engrossing.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B

November 9, 2007

Toronto Star
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As forcefully optimistic and it is frankly unconvincing, the soapy Israeli-made The Bubble is a cry for peace from the comfort of the couch.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

November 2, 2007
Jason McBride
Globe and Mail
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It's as if Fox sets out to punish his characters for their ignorance, abandoning a sensitive and occasionally surprising love story in favour of political cliché.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 2, 2007
Sean Means
Film.com
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Fox's look at Tel Aviv's politically active youth culture is charming, but the movie's descent into melodramatic schmaltz robs it of its drive.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

October 26, 2007
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

This Israeli-made drama is perhaps too overtly political for its own good.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 25, 2007
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Director Eytan Fox may believe that Middle East politics are an obstruction to happiness, but his movie uses the tensions of the region like badly spaced speed bumps.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

September 28, 2007
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An engaging love story set in Tel Aviv squanders its good vibes with a totally unbelievable violent finale.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

September 15, 2007
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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I am not sure what the point of the movie is supposed to be, but [director] Fox, his cast and his collaborators are singularly unconvincing in their abruptly shifting gears between comedy and tragedy.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

September 12, 2007
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
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Real love is often as complicated and painful as Middle Eastern politics, and Fox might have been better off acknowledging that, rather than making his characters such vague, sweet, safe ciphers.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

September 7, 2007
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The Bubble makes a point well worth considering.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

September 7, 2007
David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
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God is in the details for director Eytan Fox, and it doesn't matter whether that God happens to be worshiped by Israelis or Palestinians.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

September 7, 2007
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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The director seems to be welcoming controversy, however, pushing buttons to evoke strong responses and stimulate discussion.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

September 7, 2007
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Fox deserves credit for pointing out the hardships under which Palestinians live. But the comedy is without distinction and the conclusion is melodramatic.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 7, 2007
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Israeli director Eytan Fox specializes in blending the mundane with the extraordinary -- an everyday dichotomy for the characters in his sensitive drama about life in Tel Aviv.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

September 7, 2007
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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[Fox] gives his beautiful dreamers plenty of leeway to win us over.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 7, 2007
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News

Sometimes perceptive, sometimes formulaic.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 7, 2007
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