On the surface, it sounds like a boring, esoteric day in law class, but in truth, it plays out like a riveting session in court ...
| Original Score: 3/4
This may sound like a dry, legalistic endeavor, but the result will surprise you.
| Original Score: 4/5
"The Law in These Parts'' more than accomplishes its goal of provoking a discussion about imposing laws on people who have no say in making them.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Both provocative and self-indulgent.
The Law in These Parts applies a cold anger to one of the geopolitical world's most passionate discords.
By keeping its focus admirably tight, the sober and sobering Israeli documentary "The Law in These Parts" presents a devastating case against the occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
What's meant to be a critique of subjectivity in power comes off as narcissistic hoo-ha.
| Original Score: 3/5
Adopting a postmodern method quite different from that of his remarkable The Inner Tour, Ra'anan Alexandrowicz poses his questions from a legal angle, and finds these minds stumped by a system they've professionally defended.