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Budrus Reviews

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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 18, 2011
This all goes on until Bacha either runs out of budget, patience or film, and ends up cutting to the somewhat positive results.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
January 13, 2011
No one can believe that "Budrus" is showing us the key to peace in the Middle East. But any positive note about this most intractable of conflicts should be savored.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
December 16, 2010
Bacha, who worked on the impressive 2004 documentary "Control Room," does well to focus on one tiny town and its leading citizens; "Budrus" is at its best when she keeps the scale small.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 2, 2010
Uncertain which approach to use, the filmmakers try a little of everything: sit-down interviews, in-the-moment footage, sentimental close-ups. A patient, on-the-ground approach would mostly have sufficed. But the movie is fascinating anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
October 29, 2010
For those who despair of ever seeing peace in the Middle East, Budrus offers both sobering and cheering evidence that progress is possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
October 21, 2010
What's most gratifying about Budrus is that the film enables us to feel some of the same emotions the participants experienced.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Mike Hale
New York Times
October 8, 2010
Engrossing and sometimes inspiring...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Nick Schager
Time Out
October 6, 2010
Documentaries warrant viewpoints, but they should also provide perspective on more than one side of a contentious issue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ella Taylor
Village Voice
October 5, 2010
The little-told story of a small but growing nonviolent opposition movement among rural West Bank Palestinians gets an airing in Julia Bachas mostly fair-minded documentary.