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It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl Reviews

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August 7, 2012
Offers at least one way to couch propaganda in a way that doesn't seem like the genuine article on the face of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 9, 2012
"It Is No Dream" satisfies neither as a movie nor as a history lesson.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 27, 2012
A blow by blow, thoroughly researched rendering of the Hungarian secular journalist's instrumental part in taking Zionism from the theoretical to the actual.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 16, 2012
Although director Trank is an Oscar winner for the documentary "The Long Way Home," some of the choices made here are awkward.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 4, 2012
An epic, even Biblical story, brought down to Ken Burns size in this lackluster telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 7, 2012
The film doesn't exactly sizzle, but it does manage to provide a straightforward (if perspective-challenged) biographical sketch of a major historical figure.
August 6, 2012
This documentary of the life of Theodore Herzl is full of information and at the same time is disappointingly dry and un-engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 10, 2012
The bottom line is that Herzl was an absolutely fascinating man, and he proves to be a most compelling character this excellent film.
August 10, 2012
A straight-forward documentary about the life and work of the visionary known as the father of the modern state of Israel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 6, 2012
Richard Trank's film is sober, detailed, and handsomely mounted. Ben Kingsley narrates, to excellent effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 4, 2012
Anyone with a deep interest in Jewish history will appreciate this intelligent and well-produced endeavor.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 9, 2012
Well-crafted doc offers a scholarly account of the birth of Herzl's Zionist movement.
August 9, 2012
Helmer Trank deserves kudos for trying to convey this complicated history with primary materials.
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