Unsettled Reviews

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Nora Lee Mandel
December 7, 2008
Personalizes long-standing difficult issues in Israel, through 6 people, for a moving lesson about the rule of law and the use of the military to implement government policy.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Cynthia Fuchs
May 31, 2008
Unsettled works to show something else, the many perspectives that might be embodied by even one person.
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
May 16, 2008
A bracing portrait of a country divided.
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
May 12, 2008
Hootnick's approach is far from perfect (formally or politically), but at least it is engaging and worth debating.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 9, 2008
Adam Hootnick's Unsettled makes the political personal, drawing a scattershot yet intimate picture of a nation divided.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jordan Hiller
May 9, 2008
The climax of the film, the actual evacuation process, is utterly stunning and unforgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
May 9, 2008
Unsettled raises all sorts of messy but important questions%u2014and it does so by immersing the viewer in the personal experiences of others in a most compassionate way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Pais
May 8, 2008
Its snapshot may only seem more profound the more outdated it becomes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
May 7, 2008
The reasoned arguments of these motivated, eloquent young people and the passionate but substantive confrontations in the streets are strangely heartwarming; it's a level of engagement that has proven sadly elusive for most conflicted countries.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
April 29, 2008
Adam Hootnick's Unsettled will not bring peace to the Middle East, but the documentary's goodwill is a corrective to Morgan Spurlock's repulsive Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Harvey S. Karten
April 5, 2008
A terrific documentary that hones in on the Israeli government's decision to forcibly evacuate 8,000 of its own citizens from Gaza.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

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October 18, 2008
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
October 18, 2008
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