Foxtrot (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Foxtrot uses topical themes to deliver a bruising sociopolitical statement that's equally effective taken simply as an absorbing, well-acted drama.

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Michael and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life's unfathomable twists - a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son.

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Cast

Lior Ashkenazi
as Michael Feldmann
Sarah Adler
as Dafna Feldmann
Yehuda Almagor
as Michael's brother
Gefen Barkai
as Squad Commander
Itay Exlroad
as Dancer Soldier
Shaul Amir
as Soldier With Headphones
Danny Isserles
as Official Military Officer
Itamar Rotschild
as Religion Officer
Roi Miller
as Military M.D.
Arie Tcherner
as High Ranking Officer
Karin Ugowski
as Michael's Mother
Yaakov Daniel Zada
as Man in the Rain
Mussa Zhalka
as First Car Driver
Nimrod Levi
as Squad B
Gony Lidror
as Squad B
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Critic Reviews for Foxtrot

All Critics (119) | Top Critics (27)

Like a self-inflicted wound, it leaves a mark.

Apr 20, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The best thing to be said of this well-intentioned film is that it doesn't resort to lecturing.

Apr 6, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

"Foxtrot" is far too interior to be called flashy, but there's something striking in director Samuel Maoz's visual confidence, the way he translates his characters' states of mind into images.

Apr 5, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

A despairing work that's not quite as gripping as its predecessor, "Foxtrot" still manages to make a powerful statement about the unintended side effects of living in a constant state of war.

Apr 4, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Particularly impressive is Ashkenazi, who brings to Michael a soulful but volatile insecurity. It's a hauntingly realized performance.

Mar 29, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Maoz is a director of gallows humor and creamy visual control, and the movie at times dances along the edge of magical realism only to pull the characters and the audience back with a jolt.

Mar 29, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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