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After The Cup: Sons Of Sakhnin United Reviews

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Sam Adams
AV Club
May 20, 2010
There's a great story to be told here, but After The Cup feels more like an outline than a finished draft.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Lauren Wissot
Slant Magazine
May 17, 2010
Centuries-old rivalries die hard...and the very thing that unites can also divide.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 25, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew Schenker
Time Out
May 19, 2010
Establishes the difficulty of burdening one team to serve as a national symbol of reconciliation -- and how hard it is to break free from triumph-of-the-underdog clichés with even the best of intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
May 21, 2010
Captures a stressful roller coaster ride during an emotional year where politics brings the usual passions and pressures of partisan soccer fans into even sharper relief.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
May 18, 2010
A unique look at the conflict in the Middle East by putting it in the context of a competitive sports doc.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
May 20, 2010
A mostly captivating documentary that will appeal to avid soccer fans, but it could have used more insightful and provocative interviews with sharper questions about such an politically integral soccer team.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.15/10
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
May 18, 2010
Christopher Browne's sturdy documentary... shows not simply the ability of sports triumph to inspire national unity, but also the far more difficult act of sustaining such hope once the afterglow of winning has faded.
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Nick Schager
L.A. Weekly
June 7, 2010
A cautionary rejoinder to typical sports-movie uplift, elucidating how athletics remain a dangerously precarious foundation upon which to construct lasting peace.
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
May 27, 2010
The soccer footage, although not the centerpiece one might expect, provides a vivid sense of the game's ardent, sometimes inflammatory fans and its significant place within the Israeli zeitgeist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 21, 2010
Never forgetting the rush of the game, the directors regularly serve up fleet footage of the teamâ(TM)s highs and lows, allowing the rhythms of the field to set the filmâ(TM)s volatile beat.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
May 14, 2010
An action-filled, emotional documentary that expresses hope that a divided people can be united through sports.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
May 21, 2010
Browne has effectively distilled the events of Sahknin's 2005 season into a lively and entertaining 80-minute feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
May 26, 2010
Thus the central notion in After the Cup is not the obvious; we can all live and work together to our greater achievement no matter where we are from or who we are. Rather, the question here is-will we-even when we lose the football game?
| Original Score: 3/5
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