Lebanon (Levanon) Reviews

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August 26, 2010
This is a platoon picture in a rumbling, rolling crate.
August 20, 2010
An emotionally powerful if somewhat divided experience.
August 20, 2010
August 19, 2010
A forcedly subjective movie that takes all the complexities and moral grayness of war, and reduces it to empty melodrama cloaked in air-quote artfulness.
August 19, 2010
It's a nonheroic vision of warfare focusing on the claustrophobia, confusion, fear and other emotions experienced by four soldiers who are far from battle-hardened.
August 19, 2010
Samuel Maoz's prize-winning film that removes all thoughts of glamour or glory from violent engagements. Think of it as the opposite of The Expendables.
August 15, 2010
It's not subtle, its crosshairs POV somewhat unnatural, but the director's point of view comes through loud and strong.
August 13, 2010
Lebanon is a different kind of motion picture, and a different kind of audience experience.
August 12, 2010
The mental damage that war causes is palpably shown by those called to place their lives on the line because one country opposes the religion of another.
August 12, 2010
If you think there's nothing more for the movies to say about war's madness, think again.
August 10, 2010
Very strong, one of the best I have seen this year.
August 9, 2010
A formalist wonder.
August 6, 2010
It's not until the film's final, striking shot that Maoz exits the tank, and his self-imposed constraints are an intriguing cinematic exercise.
August 6, 2010
In its creative audacity, the precision of its psychological portraiture and, above all, in its uncompromising moral seriousness, Lebanon accomplishes about as much as any war movie can.
August 6, 2010
Maoz's Lebanon is inspired by the director's traumatic days at the front, giving his work a sense of authority.
August 6, 2010
A literal and metaphorical tour de force about war through what a young tank crew can see and hear, it is a wrenching tribute to the travails of the universal soldier.
August 5, 2010
the sheer density of political, religious and philosophical allegories that Lebanon presents makes repeat viewings mandatory
August 5, 2010
A forceful, bruising experience that's good at conveying shell-fire mercilessness, but dramatically less effective when dealing with the small stuff.
August 5, 2010
Lebanon supplies a series of horrifying episodes without pausing to interrogate their meaning.
August 5, 2010
You don't feel like you're watching Lebanon, you feel like you're living it.
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