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Everything is Illuminated Reviews

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Brandon Fibbs

What begins in quirks and idiosyncrasy moves into a dark place where profound sadness and profound closure co-exist side by side.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 7/10

February 28, 2008
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

while the film, concerned as it is with the brotherhood of man, is undoubtedly humanist in its philosophy, there are enough shades of grey to cast long shadows over its apparently sunny outlook.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 4, 2007
Ron Reed
Christianity Today

It is a film that doesn't want us to forget. Or perhaps it is a film that wants a new generation to remember a past which profoundly shapes its present.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 22, 2006
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

May 12, 2006

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

April 1, 2006
Staci Layne Wilson
Buzzine Magazine

First-time director Liev Schreiber proves himself up to the task of conveying comedy and drama with equal aplomb.

Full Review Source: Buzzine Magazine

March 19, 2006
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

It's risky material for a first-time director... But Schreiber's involving screenplay and his remarkably assured handling of the material somehow brings it all together into an effective, charmingly offbeat whole.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 17, 2006
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Una Vida Iluminada ya es suficiente carta de presentación como para esperar más del Liev Schreiber director que del actor.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

December 28, 2005
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

...a thoroughly enjoyable, not entirely predictable sentimental comedy/drama...

December 15, 2005
Matthew Turner

It's also a generous performance, because Wood literally takes a backseat to Hutz's movie-stealing turn as the language-mangling Alex, whose English is 'not so premium'.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Michelle Thomas
Future Movies UK

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 7/10

December 6, 2005
Joe Utichi

Poignant, pensive and profound.

Full Review Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 5/5

December 6, 2005

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

December 6, 2005
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

A estréia de Schreiber na direção é tematicamente ambiciosa e merece aplausos.

| Original Score: 4/5

November 21, 2005
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Pardon my obtuse thinking, but I want to draw a line between this wonderful, bitter sweet film and Little Fish, the much acclaimed Australian film. Both film deal with the presence of the past in our lives; indeed, Everything Is Illuminated (by the past)

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 20, 2005
Mark R. Leeper

This is a film with a wide range of emotions. It is a film with some laughter and some very affecting moments. It may be a flawed film, but parts are really excellent.

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10

November 12, 2005
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A strange film that starts out as one thing and transforms into something quite different before it's done.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

November 9, 2005
Jesse Paddock

Severely hampered by a screenplay that waters down much of the book's power, but the blow isn't lethal

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October 25, 2005
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News

(Alex) Hutz can't get back on screen soon enough if you ask me. He displays enormous range for a first-time actor.

| Original Score: 3/4

October 22, 2005
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Nevertheless, Everything Is Illuminated has a haunting afterglow, one that neither satisfies nor illuminates, but at least keeps the flame alive.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 22, 2005
Dave Calhoun
Time Out New York
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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February 3, 2007
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 20, 2007

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July 1, 2006

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February 9, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
December 6, 2005
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
December 6, 2005

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September 26, 2005

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