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Another Road Home Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2005
... a film that handles tragic ironies lightly and offers simple hope in lieu of policy prescriptions.
| Original Score: B+
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
October 21, 2005
'From the milk we drank together, something of my blood, my life is in you,' Musa tells Danae, and explains more about this moving portrait than any political debate could.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 23, 2005
Becomes an odd companion piece to the stunning Capturing the Friedmans, one of the most disturbing chronicles of family dysfunction ever documented.
| Original Score: B
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
June 17, 2005
Slim, heartbreaking film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 10, 2005
The man at its heart is a 76-year-old Palestinian named Musa, and if he and we are never quite sure what the movie is truly about it's still a pleasure to make his acquaintance.
| Original Score: C+
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
June 10, 2005
Elon uses quiet and silence to great effect.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
June 9, 2005
Layered, loving and deeply personal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2005
Compelling with its inside-out look at the crisis of the Middle-East, even if there is a fair bit of narcissism involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
June 2, 2005
Though, at times a bit incomplete, this documentary is still quite endearing, engaging and extremely educational in matters of politics and heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
May 21, 2005
Elon shines a light on Israeli-Palestinian relations in ways that are profound, human and hopeful.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
May 21, 2005
A work of powerful humanism that could unsettle entrenched points of view.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
May 13, 2005
Full of heart-rending moments, in which people of good faith search for answers to what, in the end, remain painfully irreconcilable questions.
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Ronnie Scheib
May 13, 2005
Fascinating in its reticence, pic's honest, well-intentioned exploration involving two families fearlessly emerges with a far different picture than was originally envisioned.
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
May 8, 2005
This brisk, flavorful film deals with the difficult strains that politics can put on personal relations...

E! Online
May 6, 2005
Elon has created a poignant exploration of not only the Palestinian/Israeli conflict but also the deep, complex bonds between loved ones.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
May 5, 2005
Touching, painful and powerfully affecting, Another Road Home is an amazing achievement of personal filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
May 5, 2005
Deftly folded into the extraordinary documentary Another Road Home are an official story and an unofficial one, each with its own calculus of love and pain, braided together with uncommon delicacy and courage.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 28, 2005
'The personal is political' may be primarily associated with feminism, but it practically defines the Israeli filmmaker Danae Elon's fascinating journey into her past.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
April 28, 2005
It's unlikely there will ever be a more moving portrait of the shared selfhood, usually veiled by politics, common to the Palestinian and Israeli peoples.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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John Anderson
April 28, 2005
What's remarkable about her film, in addition to its many moments of genuine spontaneity and emotion, is how much she learns along the way -- about families, patriarchy, intellect and anger.
| Original Score: 3/4
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