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Knafayim Shvurot (Broken Wings) Reviews

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Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 8, 2005
...reminiscent, in its gritty and sometimes unrelievedly grim aspect, of some of British director Mike Leigh's social naturalism
| Original Score: B
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 6, 2004
This is a story that would be compelling, no matter what the locale.
| Original Score: 4/5
Blake DePastino
Baltimore City Paper
August 5, 2004
The film is guilelessly shot, the dialogue phonographically candid.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Cornelius
July 28, 2004
It's the best family portrait since Yi Yi.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
July 3, 2004
Bergman wants the viewer to empathize more with the characters' perseverance than their pain, and he pulls it off, thanks to his sharp eye, compassion, and humor, and of course to the performances -- particularly that of the luminous Maron.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
June 30, 2004
A quietly moving study of a family in crisis.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 11, 2004
A movie that benefits from quiet reflection and attentive viewing. Anything less would be a disservice to the filmmakers and oneself.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 5, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jules Brenner
June 2, 2004
a universal metaphor for all families traumatized by catastrophic loss
| Original Score: 3/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 22, 2004
intelligent script and economical direction make this a rare non-political Israeli work that everyone can relate to
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
May 20, 2004
Bergman inhabits an empathy zone rich with potential for examining the human condition in a unique way...
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 19, 2004
A compelling family drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Eric D. Snider
May 15, 2004
Bergman doesn't allow hokey weeping or melodrama into his picture; instead, he sets events in motion and lets the characters react the way real people would.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 14, 2004
[Bergman] draws fine performances from the actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Baltimore Sun
May 14, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 13, 2004
Wonderfully acted and sharply observed, Broken Wings is marked by a strong sense of what it's like to be part of a family.
| Original Score: 3/4
Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections
May 11, 2004
'The characters are so ordinary and identifiable helping to make it a more universal approach to the way human beings deal with tragedy'
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
May 2, 2004
It's not until the film is over that we fully appreciate the originality of an Israeli film that focuses completely on the family crisis while leaving politics behind altogether.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
April 30, 2004
Broken Wings has heart and a poetic soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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