Waltz with Bashir Reviews

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May 14, 2009
Par le biais d'une approche filmique unique et novatrice, Ari Folman dresse un portrait sensible, effrayant et révoltant de la guerre.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
April 4, 2009
O último segundo de filme justifica, por si só, a necessidade inconsciente do cineasta em reprimir suas próprias lembranças.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jennifer Merin
April 3, 2009
An extraordinary work of art that commands you to watch it more than once, and reveals itself anew each time you see it. Waltz With Bashir is a rare masterpiece that must be treasured.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 1, 2009
A thoughtful and original piece, revisiting the traumatic effects of the war in Lebanon in 1982.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Josh Larsen
March 26, 2009
...a jarring and devastating animated documentary that explores the psychological trauma inflicted by warfare as well as any live-action war epic I've seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 21, 2009
The Oscar-nominated "Waltz With Bashir," by Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman, is a dream-like movie, told in unique animation, about the horrors of war.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
March 20, 2009
This darkly serious film is a glaring example of the wide gap in cinematic taste between American and European audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/3
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 6, 2009
Although the film focuses on a particular conflict, it paints war in general as an absurd and primitive exercise that seems as inexplicable to its perpetrators as to its victims.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Tony Macklin
March 4, 2009
Ari Folman, who wrote and directed Waltz with Bashir, creates an intriguing film. He uses unique animation which features muted, ochre imagery. It's like a nightmare from which you awake. But you stay unsettled for a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
February 27, 2009
"Bashir" is an animated film that mixes truth, memory and fantasy in a phantasmagoric concoction that is hard for the viewer to shake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
February 27, 2009
An experience that will haunt all who see it.
| Original Score: 4/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
February 27, 2009
It's encouraging to see a nation so aware of its public image and defensive about its military decisions examine a dark day in its history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 27, 2009
... a shattering personal story about how we absorb and submerge atrocity.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Orange County and Long Beach Blade
February 27, 2009
Powerful...one of the ten best films of 2008
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
February 26, 2009
The movie packs a powerful, emotional punch, and it resonates strongly, especially considering the continuing unrest in the Middle East.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
February 26, 2009
The result is a work of brute force but with fragile and dreamlike elements, whose complexities are a reminder of the consequences of 'simply following orders,' and the meaning of 'never forget.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
February 26, 2009
A dreamy, animated psycho-documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 24, 2009
However you feel about the movie, it's impossible to deny that it's really like nothing else. That may be both its strength and its weakness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
February 22, 2009
Art and artifice are sometimes a necessary buffer between reality and our minds
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
February 20, 2009
A wholly original and emotionally devastating animated documentary confessional.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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