Footnote Reviews

June 18, 2013
At the last... Footnote is so intelligently and deftly made that we are glad it exists.
April 13, 2012
"Footnote" deals with ambition, isolation, the dangers of too much success and the inevitable gap between generations.
April 13, 2012
Cedar mines dark humor from the humiliations of identity checks and pecking orders.
April 10, 2012
Footnote requires little knowledge of Judaism and its texts. Rather, it's about the complications of love, guilt, and rage.
April 6, 2012
Israeli writer-director Joseph Cedar's tale of two Talmudic scholars set in present-day Jerusalem, while not exactly side-splitting, is quietly riotous. And, yes, the guffaws are bittersweet.
April 5, 2012
At times, the film seems to turn into a microfiche machine, with the story's sections divided by frames thumping past us as if propelled by a researcher, eyes scanning.
March 30, 2012
A droll, deadpan satire of the professional contempt and personal rancor that breeds in any narrow field.
March 30, 2012
Footnote is a film about the nature of truth, about sacrifice, hubris, hypocrisy. It's nothing short of brilliant.
March 29, 2012
It speaks to anyone who's been on either end of a grudge or family antagonism. And it saves its best for those who have witnessed clusters of the best and brightest descend to the level of grade school kids on the playground.
March 23, 2012
It's a wryly observed little picture that plays like an anecdote deliberately separated from some larger text that's hinted at yet never fully divulged.