Ha-shoter (Policeman) Reviews

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 19, 2014
Policeman creates contrasts between families and surrogate families; patriarchy and maternity; truth and fiction; and sanctioned and unsanctioned aggression.
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?
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
A boldly conceived and bracingly told political drama.
June 10, 2014
Nadav Lapid's Policeman deftly examines the physical and spiritual fallout of ideology turning into action.
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.
December 14, 2011
Fascinating but uneven.