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Jerusalem Reviews

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Ella Taylor
Variety
March 21, 2015
Magnificently scenic but fatally bland ...
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto
March 11, 2014
The film effectively answers why this one place, not even a square kilometre in size, is such prime religious real estate, but it barely gestures toward the blood that has been paid for it.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
March 6, 2014
You can all but feel the heat of blazing candles in the Orthodox pre-Easter ritual of the Holy Fire in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the most impressive scene in a dazzling film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
January 16, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch narrates with effortless authority but it's the personal stories of three attractive young women, present day inhabitants representing the three faiths, which make this a moving and vital production.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
November 22, 2013
The film is at its most moving, paradoxically, when the camera gets down to street level, seeming to squeeze, for example, into a small shop in the walled Old City, where two men play backgammon amid claustrophobically over-hung racks of trinkets.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 13, 2013
You don't just go to Jerusalem. You experience Jerusalem. Those are the words of the director of this phenomenal documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jay Stone
Canada.com
September 27, 2013
The film unearths some of this history as well, even if at times it feels like a quick course in comparative religion. Its message is familiar -- let's all try to get along -- but the views are remarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
September 26, 2013
Laudable for turning armchair tourism into a breathtaking experience - a viewer can truly feel as if he or she has gone inside a number of fantastic, ancient places.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe
September 19, 2013
This IMAX spectacular largely does what it's supposed to: fascinate, educate, and visually wow the audience, in 45 minutes or less.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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