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Another Road Home Reviews

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Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 20, 2005
Amounts to little more than pictures from a family album.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
April 29, 2005
Well-intended and often poignant film that, unfortunately, too often bogs down in too much talk by its participants.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nicole Arthur
Washington Post
May 13, 2005
Elon presumably intends to send a positive message about individual relationships transcending politics, but the film leaves too much unsaid to do so.
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald
July 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 19, 2005
[The filmmaker] veers into self-indulgence, but Obeidallah's drive to give his kids a better life - even at the risk of abandoning their homeland - is touching.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
September 15, 2005
It's a documentary of Upstairs Downstairs dimension.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Philadelphia Inquirer
June 10, 2005
| Original Score: 2/4
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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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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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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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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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
June 17, 2005
Slim, heartbreaking film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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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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.
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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
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
June 9, 2005
Layered, loving and deeply personal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
May 21, 2005
A work of powerful humanism that could unsettle entrenched points of view.
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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Leslie Camhi
Village Voice
April 26, 2005
[A] moving film.
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