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After The Cup: Sons Of Sakhnin United Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 25, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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
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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+
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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
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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.