Gaza Strip Reviews

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
November 11, 2002
While it is interesting to witness the conflict from the Palestinian side, Longley's film lacks balance ... and fails to put the struggle into meaningful historical context.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
November 11, 2002
Its one-sidedness ... flirts with propaganda.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 11, 2002
It provides a grim, upsetting glimpse at the lives of some of the 1.2 million Palestinians who live in the crowded cities and refugee camps of Gaza.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
November 11, 2002
A documentary to make the stones weep -- as shameful as it is scary.
Phil Hall
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Harsh, effective documentary on life in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
October 2, 2007
Therein lies the persisting sentiment of guilt and fiendishness in trying to adequately talk about a film that portrays rather poignantly and starkly the suffering of Palestinians
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
January 31, 2003
Presents a most persuasive vision of hell on Earth.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
November 11, 2002
Longley has constructed a remarkably coherent, horrifically vivid snapshot of those turbulent days.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Lesley M. Smith
PopMatters
November 12, 2002
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
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Deborah Young
Variety
April 23, 2009
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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