Knafayim Shvurot (Broken Wings) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Knafayim Shvurot (Broken Wings) Reviews

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December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 8, 2005
...reminiscent, in its gritty and sometimes unrelievedly grim aspect, of some of British director Mike Leigh's social naturalism
Read More | Original Score: B
August 6, 2004
This is a story that would be compelling, no matter what the locale.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 5, 2004
The film is guilelessly shot, the dialogue phonographically candid.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 28, 2004
It's the best family portrait since Yi Yi.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
June 30, 2004
A quietly moving study of a family in crisis.
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
June 5, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 2, 2004
a universal metaphor for all families traumatized by catastrophic loss
| Original Score: 3/5
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
May 20, 2004
Bergman inhabits an empathy zone rich with potential for examining the human condition in a unique way...
May 19, 2004
A compelling family drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
May 14, 2004
[Bergman] draws fine performances from the actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 14, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
April 30, 2004
Broken Wings has heart and a poetic soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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