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The Bubble (Ha Buah) Reviews

Melissa Anderson
Time Out New York
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Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

January 18, 2008

Newsday
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January 14, 2008

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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November 24, 2007
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

November 23, 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
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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November 3, 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

San Francisco Chronicle
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October 18, 2007

Denver Post
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October 18, 2007
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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October 18, 2007

AV Club
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October 18, 2007

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 18, 2007

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

October 18, 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
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
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
Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
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Don't bet on this Israeli drama exploding any cliches.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

September 7, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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A sweet tempered but occasionally simplistic youth picture.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 7, 2007
Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
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The film's humanism gives it an overwhelming impact.

September 6, 2007
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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The Bubble, which manages to be effortlessly breezy without shortchanging on topicality, epitomizes [Director] Fox's adroit talent for juxtaposing the personal and the political.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

September 6, 2007
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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Fox does better in his serious dramatic mode than he does with light comedy, at least to my taste.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

September 6, 2007
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Fox's mix-and-match sampling of apparently incompatible genres nails the nervous blend of vitality and desperation that is Israel today.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 6, 2007
Dennis Harvey
Variety
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For all its appealing performances and persuasive individual scenes, The Bubble makes an uneven impression.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 19, 2006
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