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Free Men Reviews

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
May 22, 2012
Ferroukhi fails to communicate much of the fear and paranoia of living in an occupied city.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times
April 12, 2012
A cannily shot thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
March 23, 2012
The film benefits greatly from Rahim's subtle, effective performance; and it's inevitably heartening to see Jewish and Muslim Algerians identify themselves in national, not ethnic or religious, terms, while fighting a common enemy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
March 22, 2012
Rahim has the eyes of the young Mandy Patinkin. If only he had some of the wildness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
March 16, 2012
Free Men offers a pleasing historical escape via a story of everyone setting aside religious, colonial, and ethnic divides to unite against the Nazis.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 16, 2012
"Free Men" is so-so, but it is driven by a mischievously interesting idea: that Muslims and Jews have more in common than they normally allow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
March 15, 2012
A worthy and interesting chapter to the tradition of World War II dramas of conscience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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David Fear
Time Out
March 13, 2012
Anyone expecting an Arabic Army of Shadows will be disappointed; if a muted, moodier approach to the material befits the social-issue subtext, it also severely dampens the tension and pacing that makes these films thrum.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Benjamin Mercer
Village Voice
March 13, 2012
Free Men never feels like a movie about a developing conscience, due largely to the shallowness of the protagonist as written and, by extension, Rahim's portrayal...
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
September 21, 2011
A satisfying wartime espionage drama focused on little-noted intersections between Arabic emigres and the French Resistance.