• PG, 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Joseph Cedar
    In Theaters:
    Mar 9, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jul 24, 2012
  • Sony Pictures Classics


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Footnote Reviews

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

[A] mix of dry humor and bleak drama.

Full Review Source: Under the Radar | Original Score: 6/10

August 15, 2014
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

a consistently inconsistent drama that could and should have been so much better.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 10, 2014
Glenn Dunks

Who knew scholarly politics would be so boring?

Full Review Source: Trespass

September 8, 2013
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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At the last... Footnote is so intelligently and deftly made that we are glad it exists.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

June 18, 2013
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

Cedar remains in stylistic second gear for the rest of the film, and interest fizzles out long before the finish line.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas CityLife | Original Score: 2/5

April 21, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

A dry academic tragi-comedy about academic blackballing, scholarship and taking stock of how you've spent, or misspent, your life.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2013
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

It remains painful to live in a world where Jack and Jill makes it into commercial cinemas and this superb Israeli film gets kicked into the underbrush.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 1, 2012
Eric Melin

Footnote is lighthearted in tone -- which is key to its success, even though it deals with serious family issues and also spotlights the stubbornness and hypocrisy of academic world.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 3/4

September 4, 2012
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The Coen Brothers must be ticked that they didn't think of the idea first.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 3/4

May 16, 2012
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a drama about the internecine skirmishes - actual and metaphoric - fought between fathers and sons that might fairly be called Shakespearean.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 91/100

May 12, 2012
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An intriguing and demanding film despite its flaws.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B+

May 8, 2012
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The premise enables Cedar to spoof academic infighting and professorial egomania even as he dissects a love-hate blood connection that has been fraught with tension and mistrust ever since Abraham was willing to slay Isaac.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 4, 2012
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

Cedar is mostly interested in the father-son dynamics, and he cast excellent actors.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 26, 2012
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

While neither father or son are likeable characters, Cedar still manages to make us care about what will happen to their tumultuous relationship. The end result is a gratifying treat.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 21, 2012
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Footnote has moments of humor and moments of pathos, but they often seem to be coming from different movies.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 20, 2012
Simon Weaving

A dense and complex piece of filmmaking, made manageable through the warm and totally compelling performances of the two lead actors.

Full Review Source: Screenwize | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 19, 2012
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Footnote" has one of the most satisfying scenes I've seen in years.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 19, 2012
Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal

A funny, sorrowful, sharp-witted look at ambition, ego, and fathers and sons.

Full Review Source: Akron Beacon Journal | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 19, 2012
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

... a bitter and mordant comedy that evokes winces instead of laughs ...

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

April 16, 2012
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Light yet heavy comedy/drama no footnote in Israeli cinema

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

April 15, 2012
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