The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers Reviews

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
March 6, 2014
What makes a good yarn and possibly an important book does not necessarily make for a consistently great or engaging movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
December 5, 2013
"The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers" takes on a vast subject - the history of the modern state of Israel - from a disappointingly narrow perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
November 28, 2013
Sometimes so clunky, it suggests a return to the bad old days when nonfiction films could be mistaken for schoolroom torture devices.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
November 7, 2013
A wide and excellent array of archival footage and photos vividly accompany Avner's recitation.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 5, 2013
While not as comprehensive or objective as one would hope, this vivid documentary will prove fascinating to history buffs.
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Nicole Herrington
New York Times
October 17, 2013
A bit overstuffed with history and tales of perseverance, the film doesn't have room for balanced political analysis or even exposition at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Diana Clarke
Village Voice
October 15, 2013
This particular rendition of a history often told is little more than propaganda.