God's Sandbox (Tahara) Reviews

December 15, 2005
God's Sandbox is well-shot and well-filmed, somewhat over-acted, and interesting primarily because it goes so crazily off the rails, both romantically and politically.
November 18, 2005
The film falls into a melodramatic and soapy love story that makes you cringe as much as the horrific scenes of the brutal circumcision.
August 19, 2005
A fairly well-made film, reasonably directed by Eran, and it is a plea for women's rights as the Middle East gradually transitions from a tradition-bound society to a modern one.
July 28, 2005
With his third feature, Eran proves a skilled director of actors but still has much to learn about how to shape a picture and sharpen details that will give his work more clarity and meaning.
July 28, 2005
Plays as much like a sun-baked edition of Red Shoe Diaries gone horribly wrong as the social protest item makers intended.
July 28, 2005
Eran doesn't seem to know, or care much, whether he's making feminist agitprop or softcore porn. The two don't mix well.
August 5, 2005
This purplishly written and amateurishly acted piece makes a mockery of Arab-Israeli relations by using them as a basis for exotic eroticism.
July 14, 2005
The lovers' seduction in the sand borders on laughable soft porn.