Advocate

2019, Documentary, 1h 48m

18 Reviews Fewer than 50 Ratings

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An examination of the life and work of Jewish-Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel.

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Philippe Bellaiche
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Critic Reviews for Advocate

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (18)

  • Expertly directed by Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaïche, "Advocate" examines Tsemel from numerous perspectives, delving into her history, her family and the way she operates day to day.

    January 3, 2020 | Full Review…
  • "Advocate"... makes for potent viewing as a portrait of a steadfast activist with a controversial cause.

    January 2, 2020 | Full Review…
  • [A] tough-minded, clear-eyed film...

    December 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The filmmakers eschew many of the conventions of biographical documentary to deliver a propulsive, cool-headed courtroom drama.

    June 21, 2019 | Full Review…
  • But on a purely human level, Advocate is best enjoyed if you like to root for people who go against the system to take on unpopular causes at the risk of their own safety and comfort.

    July 12, 2020 | Full Review…
  • An unflinching look at a woman who hangs out in a very bad neighborhood, with only words to protect her and her clients.

    June 8, 2020 | Full Review…

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