Critic Reviews for Tehilim
Modest to a fault, the introverted family drama Tehilim circles an unsolved mystery and unresolved emotions.
Indifferently shot and only competently acted, Tehilim derives its emotional force from the inchoate spiritual torment that the older son suffers.
Narrow focus will limit the film's appeal severely.
Exploring unresolved loss with docu-like veracity, this intimate, disturbing tale will prove more frustrating than enlightening for many viewers, despite its conversation-sparking premise.
Despite an interesting premise and a good background (contempo Jerusalem), this is a dull, frustrating family melodrama, the weakest of the 3 Israeli films shown in 2007 Cannes Film Festival; the other two are Jellyfish and The Band's Visit.
Audience Reviews for Tehilim
An unfocused drama that, despite a promising premise, never delves into the themes that it only touches upon, ending on a pretty vague note - and it doesn't help at all that the protagonist is such an unlikable teenager that doesn't really inspire our sympathy.
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