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Beaufort Reviews

November 24, 2011
The soldiers feel stuck and so do we.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 1, 2008
Clearly something has gone MIA in moving from the small pictures into a cohesive big one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 22, 2008
As long as soldiers have gone into battle they have struggled with the rightness of their actions and their purpose in the field -- no matter how firm their resolve at the outset.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 22, 2008
[A] blistering antiwar film.
May 16, 2008
The camera never leaves the beleaguered compound, and Beaufort itself becomes a character in the story, a surrealistic zone of tunnels, bunkers and sandbags, about as far from the possibility of heroism as possible.
May 2, 2008
It makes an urgent case for the futility of most wars, which serve immediate political goals that afterward don't seem terribly important.
March 28, 2008
[Director Joseph] Cedar gives a surreal, dreamlike quality to many scenes, underscoring the soldiers' isolation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 28, 2008
a profound exploration of identity, meaning and human struggles in all times and places.
Read More | Original Score: A-
March 27, 2008
'Beaufort' mounts an impressively credible 'expressionist' reconstruction of the futility and contradictions of war as experienced by these men. Its limitation comes from a fundamental failure of vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 14, 2008
One of the strongest examples yet of a fearless new wave that has made Israel's cinema a force on the international scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 13, 2008
Cedar's film traffics in the mad illogic of battles whose long-forgotten purpose has hardened into mindless routine. But this hushed, atmospheric mood piece, intricately scripted by Cedar and novelist Ron Leshem, is no action picture.
February 22, 2008
The audience becomes disheartened long before the protagonist does, and so a full hour before the movie has ended, the audience has received the message, digested it and is ready for the fadeout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 18, 2008
Cedar, who was born in New York and now lives in Israel, has a mission of his own: to show the folly of war. He succeeds, even if the claustrophobic filming sometimes makes viewers feel as closed in as the Israeli troops.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 18, 2008
Beaufort may be, strictly speaking, a war movie, but for long stretches it feels more like science fiction.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 17, 2008
Beaufort is a deliberate, reserved dramatization of how an army stands down.
Read More | Original Score: B
January 17, 2008
Adapting his spare, intense, award-winning film from the novel by Israeli TV programmer Ron Leshem, Joseph Cedar has created a movie of tremendous power -- nerve-racking, astute, and neutral enough to apply to all soldiers, in all wars, everywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 17, 2008
Frustration over the futility of their presence in the region (and with those who kept them there) replaces fervor.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 14, 2008
Pro-war audiences on both sides will find Joseph Cedar's vision irresponsible. I think Beaufort captures a higher irresponsibility.
October 27, 2007
Although there's muted criticism here of military strategy, script endeavors to maintain a politically neutral stance, sticking to the ground soldiers' points of view, rendered convincingly here by cast and third-time helmer Joseph Cedar.