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O Jerusalem Reviews

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Joshua Land
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times
November 21, 2007
Good intentions often make bad movies.
| Original Score: C
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Tasha Robinson
Chicago Tribune
November 15, 2007
The filmmakers split time between history and personal drama in ways that do full service to neither.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
October 26, 2007
In trying to be sensitive to such a controversial issue, O Jerusalem glazes over important events settling for mediocrity while giving a history lesson more appropriate for high school.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Linda Matchan
Boston Globe
October 26, 2007
It aspires to be an epic drama but suffers from an acute identity crisis: It can't decide if it wants to be history, drama, or a cry for peace in the Mideast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 25, 2007
It's hard to take the film seriously with [its] contrivances, including a hokey music score, dialogue designed solely to give us historical information.
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
October 25, 2007
Director Elie Chouraqui and co-writer Didier Lepecheur [fall] prey to a fatal evenhandedness that reduces a complex battle for the loveliest, most fought-over city in the world to a pile of heroic clichés.
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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
October 24, 2007
Even with its flaws, the film finds many moving moments as it surveys the ravages of a perpetually divided country.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 19, 2007
Unfortunately, French director Elie Chouraqui settles for speed and cliché.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
October 17, 2007
It's not easy to turn one of the most controversial events of the 20th century into a movie that makes your eyes roll, but O Jerusalem does this and worse.
| Original Score: 1/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
October 11, 2007
The performances are all good, and there's enough history in O Jerusalem to float a boat of refugees.
| Original Score: 2.5/4