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Ha-shoter (Policeman) Reviews

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March 22, 2016
This is a lifeless filmschool exercise, an A+ final project that is utterly uninvolving. But the director has made it with such style, that he has lulled many into thinking it is a great film.
December 3, 2014
The slow-building import nicely captures the macho, band-of-brothers bond. But that's the only spark this otherwise chilly and remote film has to offer.
June 23, 2014
Staging of scenes, klutzy editing and what I suspect are actors self-directing, challenges the storytelling and its uniformity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 19, 2014
Policeman creates contrasts between families and surrogate families; patriarchy and maternity; truth and fiction; and sanctioned and unsanctioned aggression.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 16, 2014
Lapid's workmanlike direction illustrates his airless script efficiently, and sometimes engagingly, but unimaginatively. He has something to say; he shows very little.
June 13, 2014
Obviously, this tale engages many hot-button issues in present-day Israel. But does it say anything particularly incisive or meaningful about their complexity?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 12, 2014
Mr. Lapid, making an electrifying feature directing debut, traces the line between the group and the individual in a story that can be read as a commentary on the world as much as on Israel.
June 11, 2014
Policeman is a notable debut from young Israeli film-maker Nadav Lapid which packs quite a punch.
June 11, 2014
A boldly conceived and bracingly told political drama.
June 11, 2014
Lapid's sense of rhythm is as clunky as his compositions... [Policeman] perversely ends at the exact moment that it finally gets interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 10, 2014
Nadav Lapid's Policeman deftly examines the physical and spiritual fallout of ideology turning into action.
June 8, 2014
Israel's fractured psyche is plumbed via narrative splintering in Policeman, Nadav Lapid's compelling drama about his homeland's burgeoning social unrest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 17, 2013
Yet from the get-go an ambient unease has been built into the film's thoughtful cutting and framing, more Antonioni than Haneke.
May 23, 2013
Lands a gut-punch once their paths intersect in the riveting climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 14, 2011
Fascinating but uneven.
December 14, 2011
The film asks if we really know our enemy and it's an idea that's hit home with force in the deeply troubling final shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 1, 2011
Director Nadav Lapid, in his feature debut, over-emphasizes the rituals of machismo, from the back slapping (thump, thump, thump) to the fetishizing of guns that carries over the entire film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 4, 2013
Read More | Original Score: B
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