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A Bottle in the Gaza Sea Reviews

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December 31, 2012
The film obviously can't resolve the conflict between Palestine and Israel, but the resolution to the story's arc feels nonetheless forced and misplaced.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 2, 2013
Although smoothly directed, A Bottle in the Gaza Sea has little visual personality or dramatic urgency.
May 11, 2012
The initially cynical Naim suggests Tal's project is insignificant, nothing but a bottle of hope bobbing about in a sea of enmity - and so too this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2013
The film's notion that a little understanding and a lot of e-mailing would basically solve the Middle East crisis ... is as reductive as it is utopian.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 11, 2013
This is the story of people who dream big dreams and find a common understanding in the face of impossible difficulties. It's hard not to get behind that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 10, 2012
Director Thierry Binisti has chosen two excellent leads in Shalaby and Bonitzer, both of whom exude intensity and charisma. The supporting cast is also uniformly solid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 3, 2013
A teenage immigrant from France living in Israel and a Palestinian youth try to break down the barriers that separate them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 3, 2013
A gentle pairing of youthful idealism and tenacious hope.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 16, 2014
Sure, it has something to say, but it hardly feels like its out to change the world -- only a very small part of it. And it succeeds with sincere feelings and a beguiling charm
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 4, 2013
It raises the hope that someday, perhaps, there can be a meeting of Israeli and Palestinian minds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 11, 2012
A Bottle In The Gaza Sea is a well-meaning but rather insistently earnest plea for mutual understanding between Israelis and Palestinians.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 3, 2013
What elevates [it] ... is the gentleness with which Binisti approaches his difficult subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 4, 2013
Yet another impressive dramatic take on the endless Middle East impasse and attendant violence.
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