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Foxtrot Reviews

March 4, 2019
A film full of mystery and switchbacks is resolved in resounding style.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 1, 2019
Maoz definitely knows how to knock a film together, so fingers crossed that the window between this and his next one is a lot more narrow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2019
Before the retrospective letdown, there is an exhilarating kind of disorientation as we move from one narrative section to the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 20, 2018
It's an extraordinary film, far from easy, ultimately thoughtful and hard to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 20, 2018
Like a self-inflicted wound, it leaves a mark.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 6, 2018
The best thing to be said of this well-intentioned film is that it doesn't resort to lecturing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 5, 2018
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 4, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 29, 2018
Particularly impressive is Ashkenazi, who brings to Michael a soulful but volatile insecurity. It's a hauntingly realized performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 29, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 22, 2018
The results are stunning. Foxtrot takes us from unfathomable mourning to soul-numbing tedium and back again.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 22, 2018
Most everything ... in "Foxtrot" feeds into a singular, aching illustration of fate at its cruelest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 15, 2018
It is both delicate allegory and dark indictment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 15, 2018
Foxtrot is a minor masterpiece that audiences will remember for a long time, thanks to the masterful script and some dazzling acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 14, 2018
With a fluent mix of irony and sincerity, Maoz interrogates - gently, but with unwavering insistence - the rituals of a country mired in the moral contradictions of occupation and its own defensive crouch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 13, 2018
Israeli filmmaker Samuel Maoz's strange, engaging "Foxtrot" offsets tragedy with a significant entertainment factor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 5, 2018
"Foxtrot" leads us a sorry dance, with irreproachable skill, but sometimes you long for it to break step, to quicken, and to breathe.
March 1, 2018
Some of its stylistic flights are self-indulgent, or at least inessential, though none is uninteresting.
March 1, 2018
Samuel Moaz's Israeli drama about life, war and grief Is a deeply resonant achievement that takes a piece out of you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 1, 2018
Watching the Israeli film "Foxtrot " is like watching a dream play out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 28, 2018
It's a superior piece of cinema.
February 27, 2018
No scene unfolds in a straight line, and Ashkenazi carries so much inner tension that even in repose he seems in furious motion - cognitively foxtrotting, if you will.
February 27, 2018
The performances are superlative: subtle, rumbled, with the sense between husband and wife of a lifetime of love and disappointment.
Top Critic
December 13, 2017
Heavy with horror though it may be, Foxtrot turns out to be too conceptually and stylistically audacious to be called a slog; it keeps throwing curveballs, some crueler than others.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 8, 2017
A formally gorgeous piece of work, the kind of film that exudes confidence in structure and tone, and it contains some of the most striking, memorable imagery of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 7, 2017
The combination of straightforward realism, deadpan surrealism, historical horror and domestic tragedy is harrowingly impactful. It's as if Maoz realized that a single, sustained tone couldn't possibly do justice to the vastness of the subject.
December 7, 2017
A movie that builds into a devastating indictment of a nation, shock by shock, brutal moment by brutal moment.
December 7, 2017
No matter what you're expecting, "Foxtrot" is not the film you expect it to be. It's better.
September 5, 2017
[Director Samuel] Maoz compliments his unpredictable narrative with sharp, meticulous framing in every scene.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 4, 2017
It is a fierce, urgent, unflinching picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 2, 2017
Brilliantly constructed with a visual audacity that serves the subject rather than the other way around, this is award-winning filmmaking on a fearless level.
September 1, 2017
Bold modernist cinema at its most harrowing.