Salt of This Sea (Milh Hadha al-Bahr) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Salt of This Sea (Milh Hadha al-Bahr) Reviews

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September 3, 2010
Too much of the same thing torpedoes this potent essay on human rights in Israeli occupied Palestine.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 16, 2010
Because of her rootlessness, Soraya becomes sympathetic even though she flirts with disaster at every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2010
Follows the passionate journey of a Palestinian American determined to return to her obliterated ancestral roots. And defiantly claim her own nonexistent right to the law of return limited only to all Jews around the world wishing to resettle in Israel.
August 13, 2010
A sad and engrossing look at a haunted landscape.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 13, 2010
Avoids didacticism by convincingly creating romantic characters whose youthful naiveté is worth rooting for, even as their brief escape into optimism is sadly defeated.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 11, 2010
A sad and poignant drama about a new generation of Palestinians trying to make their own way in their shackled world of loss, persecution, and anger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 3, 2010
May not change opinions but this pro-Palestinian film brings to life several abstractions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
| Original Score: B+
September 29, 2010
This is not a movie with much use for nuance. This is a movie with something to say -- and it says it. Over, and over and over again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 13, 2010
Ultimately, in a film that highlights the physical barriers - walls, roadblocks, armed guards - that keep Palestinians where the Israelis want them, the film's biggest barrier is the one Jacir erects between Soraya and the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
August 11, 2010
[An] impassioned, but wearisomely didactic, diaspora drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 10, 2010
Soraya's rebellious bursts of rage come off more like the tantrums of a spoiled princess than the legitimate anger of an emerging activist.
August 8, 2010
Just as the film finds its graceful footing, it succumbs again to heavy-handedness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 5, 2008
...a well-intentioned misfire...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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