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It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl

It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl (2012)

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Average Rating: 5.1/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 2

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Narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley and featuring Christoph Waltz as the voice of Theodor Herzl, the film examines how Herzl, a well known journalist and playwright, an assimilated Budapest born Jew, horrified by the Dreyfus trial in Paris and the anti-Semitism he saw spreading across Europe, took upon himself the task of attempting to create a Jewish homeland in Palestine against all odds. Over the span of 8 years, Herzl organized and led a worldwide political movement that within 50 years led to the

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (5)

Richard Trank's film is sober, detailed, and handsomely mounted. Ben Kingsley narrates, to excellent effect.

September 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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Although director Trank is an Oscar winner for the documentary "The Long Way Home," some of the choices made here are awkward.

August 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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"It Is No Dream" satisfies neither as a movie nor as a history lesson.

August 9, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Well-crafted doc offers a scholarly account of the birth of Herzl's Zionist movement.

August 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter
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Helmer Trank deserves kudos for trying to convey this complicated history with primary materials.

August 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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The film doesn't exactly sizzle, but it does manage to provide a straightforward (if perspective-challenged) biographical sketch of a major historical figure.

August 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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A blow by blow, thoroughly researched rendering of the Hungarian secular journalist's instrumental part in taking Zionism from the theoretical to the actual.

September 27, 2012 Full Review Source: Bangitout.com
Bangitout.com

An epic, even Biblical story, brought down to Ken Burns size in this lackluster telling.

September 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

A straight-forward documentary about the life and work of the visionary known as the father of the modern state of Israel.

August 10, 2012 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

The bottom line is that Herzl was an absolutely fascinating man, and he proves to be a most compelling character this excellent film.

August 10, 2012 Full Review Source: About.com
About.com

Offers at least one way to couch propaganda in a way that doesn't seem like the genuine article on the face of it.

August 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

This documentary of the life of Theodore Herzl is full of information and at the same time is disappointingly dry and un-engaging.

August 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Mark Leeper's Reviews
Mark Leeper's Reviews

Anyone with a deep interest in Jewish history will appreciate this intelligent and well-produced endeavor.

August 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

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