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Israel: A Home Movie Reviews

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September 26, 2017
From a purely aesthetic point of view, Israel: A Home Movie is a cinematic essay.
October 9, 2013
Some titles embrace us. They seem to have been waiting, affectionately quintessential -- the heart of the matter. Such is Israel: A Home Movie.
October 9, 2013
This haunting cinematic collage puts a human face on the country's strife-wracked history.
July 22, 2013
Israel captured through the eyes of ordinary citizens as a vulnerable refuge where tragedy has become the norm, and where peace invariably leads back to war.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 13, 2013
Counters myths and official views, [with] the unusually frank look at the changing perceptions of the indigenous Palestinian population, before and after independence.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 11, 2013
There's a matter-of-factness to Israel: A Home Movie that's disquieting, as it shows the joy and determination of a nation in the making, and the dismayed faces of those elbowed aside.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 10, 2013
The footage often speaks for itself; at times, it seems like Israel would work better as a silent film, allowing the home movies to serve their original function without commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 10, 2013
The chaotic and hopeful history of a young nation is idiosyncratically told through this kaleidoscopic barrage of home-movie footage that ranges from the kitchen to the battlefield.
July 4, 2013
A prismatic meditation on an entire nation, Eliav Lilti's documentary is history as abstraction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 11, 2013
Ultimately, this film reveals the Israeli self-image, but not much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 10, 2013
The images and voices are a mix of the curious, the compassionate, the condescending and worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 10, 2013
Filling in the gaps about the who, what and where, much less the why, of it all isn't on the menu.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 10, 2013
The stakes are higher, but the premise is more or less the same as when grandpa whips out the projector.
June 28, 2013
Soft-core Zionist propaganda in the vein of "Waltz for Bashir" or "The Gatekeepers".
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