—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
35% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
81% The Congress Aug 29
58% Life Of Crime Aug 29

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18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

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60% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

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83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Va, Vis et Deviens (Live and Become) (Go, See, and Become) Reviews

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Emanuel Levy

The message of this stirring feature is relevant, going beyond its particular political context

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

June 5, 2011
Nora Lee Mandel

Sentimental on immigration and assimilation, but intriguingly reflects Israeli diversity, and touching for a guy to survive and flourish thanks to the love of 4 feisty women.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 7/10

December 17, 2008
Sarah Boslaugh

If Live and Become told only the story of Schlomo's childhood and adolescence in Israel, it would have been a better movie.

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 6/10

September 19, 2008
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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The bounty of incident is balanced by knowing humor, compelling characters and a dedicated compassion toward those for whom the search for home sends their head, heart and feet flying in all directions.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 27, 2008
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

This movie, so dramatic and different from any other we've seen about Israel, may well have worked with three other actors. But it's hard to imagine it working as well.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

June 27, 2008
Ed Scheid
Boxoffice Magazine

Writer/director Radu Mihaileanu (Train of Life), an emigrant from Romania, has made a film that is fascinating on different levels....builds to an unforgettable final image.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 4.5/5

June 27, 2008
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

At nearly two and a half hours, Radu Mihaileanu's film is unnecessarily long; a few incidents could have easily been cut. But it's still worth the time. It manages to be, at points, heartwarming, tragic, and funny.

June 26, 2008
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Don't be put off by the film's length. It's fascinating to see familiar history flash by as a backdrop to the equally compelling account of a life spent in pursuit of totality.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 28, 2008
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The first part of Radu Mihaileanu's tale of an Ethiopian refugee's life in Israel promises more than the often trivial soap opera that follows.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B

March 27, 2008
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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With the secret 1985 airlift of thousands of Ethiopian Jewish refugees into Israel as a historical starting point, writer-director Radu Mihaileanu turns one fictional boy's story into a loaded, didactic drama about survival, adaptation, and identity.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

March 12, 2008
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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A stirring and uplifting tale of racial and religious assimilation.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

February 13, 2008
Cole Smithey

This overlong story of a Ethiopian boy's experiences attempting to pass himself off as Jewish in order to enter Israel, gets bogged down with a meandering script that fails to gain momentum.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C-

February 6, 2008
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Earnest and overlong, the result is a meandering short story of a movie that, for all its good intentions and occasional insights, doesn't gel.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 5, 2008
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Fundamental issues of ethnic and religious identity and the agony of exile are at the heart of Live and Become.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

February 4, 2008
Jordan Hiller

The beauty of Live and Become is found essentially in one very specific place - the relationship between Solomon and his mothers.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

February 2, 2008
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Both a love story and inspirational tale of an individual finding peace with himself in a hostile environment.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

February 1, 2008
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A powerful and poignant film about an Ethiopian Christian's long and dramatic spiritual journey in Israel.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 4/5

February 1, 2008
Kam Williams

Brother from another temple!

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 4/4

January 31, 2008
Abigail Deutsch
Village Voice
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If the film sometimes feels overwrought -- and at once too long and too short -- its subtle motifs and loud silences, as well as the enormity of its subject matter, keep us absorbed until the devastating end.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 29, 2008
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

The film is long, often tedious, and burdened by sudden leaps forward and a perplexing withholding of information, but not unlike Schlomo, it perseveres.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 24, 2008
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