Golda's Balcony (2007)



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Inspired by the record-breaking Broadway hit that sold out for 15 straight months in New York City before being voted Best Touring Play of 2006, Tony award-winning playwright William Gibson's reflection on the life of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir stars Valerie Harper as one of the most important female politicians of the 20th century.
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Valerie Harper
as Golda Meir

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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (8)

The brink of annihilation looks like a low-budget music video.

May 4, 2010
Boxoffice Magazine
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[An] excellent adaptation of William Gibson's stage play.

October 18, 2007
L.A. Weekly
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Jeremy Kagan's green-screen filmization, in its over-busy editing, ever-changing angles and constantly shifting backdrops, strips the play of its starkness, leaving disproportionate schmaltz and propaganda.

Full Review… | October 16, 2007
Top Critic

Golda's Balcony makes one yearn for Ingrid Bergman's portrayal of Meir in the 1982 TV biopic A Woman Called Golda.

Full Review… | October 12, 2007
New York Post
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We chart the growth of a woman and a country at the same time, a tough assignment that Harper tackles with humor and passion (even if her Kissinger impersonation could use a little work).

Full Review… | October 12, 2007
New York Daily News
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The big question is whether Harper's one-woman film creates a memorable character out of a woman with whom many audiences will be very familiar. The answer has to be no.

October 11, 2007
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