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State 194 Reviews

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Nora Lee Mandel
May 19, 2013
The efforts of these cock-eyed optimists are worth being seen so they won't be forgotten under the usual media onslaught of the louder preventers of peace.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 17, 2013
A bold and illuminating documentary about the two-year campaign by a visionary and courageous Palestinian prime minister to make his country the 194th member state of the United Nations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
May 17, 2013
State 194 delivers hope, frustration and more evidence that politics should not be left just to politicians.
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2013
As an aid to better understanding this vital, complex dispute, the film is definitely worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Anita Gates
New York Times
May 16, 2013
Sadly, the overall effect of "State 194" is a fresh wave of frustration and discouragement over a heartbreaking and seemingly insurmountable political standoff and its human toll.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Diana Clarke
Village Voice
May 14, 2013
Is the two-state solution more appealing to Westerners with the ability to ignore the conflict? Will Palestine gain international recognition? The film delivers no answers, but it ably articulates how important it will be to keep asking those questions.
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 17, 2013
It is nigh impossible to clarify through summarizing the situation in the area and its ramifications for the world arena, much less in ninety-eight screen minutes.
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
May 16, 2013
The film does the job, albeit less thoroughly and with more needless digressions than would even a lengthy magazine article on the subject.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
May 12, 2013
It too often feels like just one more aesthetically uninspired documentary that gives way in the end to a special round of pleading for its specific cause.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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