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Footnote Reviews

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May 3, 2016
Everything now in place, Footnote's almost wordless last 15 minutes are exquisitely choreographed.
August 15, 2014
[A] mix of dry humor and bleak drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 10, 2014
a consistently inconsistent drama that could and should have been so much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 8, 2013
Who knew scholarly politics would be so boring?
June 18, 2013
At the last... Footnote is so intelligently and deftly made that we are glad it exists.
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
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
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
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
May 16, 2012
The Coen Brothers must be ticked that they didn't think of the idea first.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
May 8, 2012
An intriguing and demanding film despite its flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
April 26, 2012
Cedar is mostly interested in the father-son dynamics, and he cast excellent actors.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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
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
April 19, 2012
"Footnote" has one of the most satisfying scenes I've seen in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 19, 2012
A funny, sorrowful, sharp-witted look at ambition, ego, and fathers and sons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 16, 2012
... a bitter and mordant comedy that evokes winces instead of laughs ...
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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