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Paradise Now Reviews

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Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Paradise Now is a great movie on many accounts.

Full Review Source: Reno Gazette-Journal | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 2, 2005
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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A risk-taking but enlightening film that takes the novel approach of examining the Israeli-Arab impasse from the perspective of the Palestinians.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

December 1, 2005
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Today's assignment: Watch 'Paradise Now.' Discuss.

| Original Score: 3/4

November 28, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

geopolitical realities shape the narrative, but the characters in Paradise Now remain human -- to the point where we begin to suspect their arguments are voiced largely to convince themselves.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: A-

November 25, 2005
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

If the film sounds grim, well, yes, it is dealing with heavy, difficult issues. But, with the exception of [a few] didactic moments, it moves quickly.

November 23, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Very good.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

November 21, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A timely film that is disturbing but not necessarily fulfilling, as it never takes a stand and makes clear what is its thinking.

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

November 19, 2005
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

What is striking about Paradise Now is the stark way Abu-Assad lays out the situation, unvarnished and unbiased.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

November 18, 2005
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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Viewers of all persuasions can find a human perspective on an aspect of terrorism that, no matter how often it occurs, is beyond imagining for most of us.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 18, 2005
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

The film does not invite you to root for either side of the conflict, just to see these guys as human. It is almost impossible not to empathize with their intense personal struggle.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2005
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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The director's two impulses -- to keep the audience hooked while illuminating the Palestinian plight -- never feel entirely compatible.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 18, 2005
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Not an entirely successful experiment, plagued with overdone sentimentality and a middle act that serves only to stretch out the slim story, but what "Paradise Now" says, it does so forcefully that it can't be ignored.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

November 17, 2005
Bill Clark

The most suspenseful film of the year in its own subtle way.

Full Review Source: FromTheBalcony | Original Score: A

November 16, 2005
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Feels too much like an ode to terrorism.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

November 15, 2005
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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It would be difficult to undertake a more politically relevant film or explore a more volatile subject, and Abu-Assad attempts his project with skill and sensitivity.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

November 11, 2005
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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[A] sensitive, occasionally didactic film.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

November 11, 2005
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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A movie hardly lacking for anxiety and uneasiness.

| Original Score: 3/4

November 11, 2005
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Writer-director Hany Abu-Assad can't tell the entire story in Paradise Now, but he can show glimmers of it.

| Original Score: B

November 11, 2005
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

If any film of 2005 should be required viewing, it is Paradise Now.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 11, 2005
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

How else to understand and, more to the point, pre-empt such actions?

| Original Score: 3.5/4

November 10, 2005
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