Budrus

Budrus

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  • Budrus
    3 minutes 3 seconds
    Added: Jul 6, 2011

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Budrus Reviews

Tom Long
Detroit News
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This all goes on until Bacha either runs out of budget, patience or film, and ends up cutting to the somewhat positive results.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C+

March 18, 2011
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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No one can believe that "Budrus" is showing us the key to peace in the Middle East. But any positive note about this most intractable of conflicts should be savored.

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

January 13, 2011
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Bacha, who worked on the impressive 2004 documentary "Control Room," does well to focus on one tiny town and its leading citizens; "Budrus" is at its best when she keeps the scale small.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

December 16, 2010
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Uncertain which approach to use, the filmmakers try a little of everything: sit-down interviews, in-the-moment footage, sentimental close-ups. A patient, on-the-ground approach would mostly have sufficed. But the movie is fascinating anyway.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

December 2, 2010
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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For those who despair of ever seeing peace in the Middle East, Budrus offers both sobering and cheering evidence that progress is possible.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

October 29, 2010
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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What's most gratifying about Budrus is that the film enables us to feel some of the same emotions the participants experienced.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 21, 2010
Mike Hale
New York Times
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Engrossing and sometimes inspiring...

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 8, 2010
Nick Schager
Time Out New York
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Documentaries warrant viewpoints, but they should also provide perspective on more than one side of a contentious issue.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

October 6, 2010
Ella Taylor
Village Voice
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The little-told story of a small but growing nonviolent opposition movement among rural West Bank Palestinians gets an airing in Julia Bachas mostly fair-minded documentary.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 5, 2010
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