Free Zone Reviews

October 6, 2007
September 29, 2006
A rambling road movie with noble intentions and an excess of speechifying.
July 7, 2006
A minor movie on a major subject, a drama with an almost unbearable lightness.
June 30, 2006
The movie -- a metaphor for the tangled, impossible state of Israeli/Palestinian relations -- only intermittently clicks.
June 2, 2006
Without fail, Gitai's determination to churn everything into metaphoric mud prevails.
June 2, 2006
Too slight as a metaphor for the larger catastrophe of the Mideast, too preachy to work as an emotionally compelling drama.
June 2, 2006
Much of the dialogue is didactic and pedantic. And when not didactic and pedantic, it's plodding and dull.
May 4, 2006
The message is made clear within the first 10 minutes, leaving us with about 80 minutes of thematic repetition.
April 12, 2006
[A] fractious film from thorny filmmaker Amos Gitai.
April 7, 2006
Free Zone suffers from too-much-information syndrome, stalling out now and again from its tangled narrative wiring and an overload of emotional freight.