Kedma Reviews

May 26, 2006
The characters prove nothing more than patchy sketches and the drama simply evaporates.
August 21, 2005
June 7, 2004
Apesar do ritmo irregular e dos personagens mal delineados, oferece uma viso complexa e polmica sobre o longo conflito entre judeus e rabes, o que me leva a recomend-lo.
May 10, 2004
Seems slow and aimless for half of its running time, but the last stretch is riveting and thought-provoking.
July 22, 2003
The film's "message" treated with such a heavy hand, that it'd almost be manipulative - if it weren't ultimately boring.
February 6, 2003
While minimalist in its presentation, the film becomes nearly operatic in its intensity.
February 6, 2003
For all its provocation, Kedma is an often dull, incoherent film, and its characters remain frustratingly sketchy.
January 31, 2003
Gitai has made a quirky film about the origins of the state of Israel that provides insights into the source of present day Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
January 25, 2003
Whether you agree with Gitai's views or not, the film's flaws make watching Kedma an unpleasant chore.
January 19, 2003
A pedestrian, unexciting drama.
January 16, 2003
Mesmerizingly bad filmmaking.
January 13, 2003
This poor-man's 'Exodus' brings to life the struggle of an illegal shipment of Jews to Palestine just weeks before the declaration of the State of Israel.
October 9, 2002