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Footnote Reviews

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Top Critic
J. Hoberman
May 3, 2016
Everything now in place, Footnote's almost wordless last 15 minutes are exquisitely choreographed
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
August 15, 2014
[A] mix of dry humor and bleak drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 10, 2014
a consistently inconsistent drama that could and should have been so much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Glenn Dunks
September 8, 2013
Who knew scholarly politics would be so boring?
Top Critic
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
June 18, 2013
At the last... Footnote is so intelligently and deftly made that we are glad it exists.
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 21, 2013
Cedar remains in stylistic second gear for the rest of the film, and interest fizzles out long before the finish line.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 1, 2013
A dry academic tragi-comedy about academic blackballing, scholarship and taking stock of how you've spent, or misspent, your life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
October 1, 2012
It remains painful to live in a world where Jack and Jill makes it into commercial cinemas and this superb Israeli film gets kicked into the underbrush.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eric Melin
September 4, 2012
Footnote is lighthearted in tone -- which is key to its success, even though it deals with serious family issues and also spotlights the stubbornness and hypocrisy of academic world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 16, 2012
The Coen Brothers must be ticked that they didn't think of the idea first.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 12, 2012
...a drama about the internecine skirmishes - actual and metaphoric - fought between fathers and sons that might fairly be called Shakespearean.
Full Review | Original Score: 91/100
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 8, 2012
An intriguing and demanding film despite its flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 4, 2012
The premise enables Cedar to spoof academic infighting and professorial egomania even as he dissects a love-hate blood connection that has been fraught with tension and mistrust ever since Abraham was willing to slay Isaac.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
April 26, 2012
Cedar is mostly interested in the father-son dynamics, and he cast excellent actors.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
April 21, 2012
While neither father or son are likeable characters, Cedar still manages to make us care about what will happen to their tumultuous relationship. The end result is a gratifying treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
April 20, 2012
Footnote has moments of humor and moments of pathos, but they often seem to be coming from different movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Weaving
April 19, 2012
A dense and complex piece of filmmaking, made manageable through the warm and totally compelling performances of the two lead actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 19, 2012
"Footnote" has one of the most satisfying scenes I've seen in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal
April 19, 2012
A funny, sorrowful, sharp-witted look at ambition, ego, and fathers and sons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 16, 2012
... a bitter and mordant comedy that evokes winces instead of laughs ...
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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