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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
August 5, 2005
Her movie is indeed ambitious and her goals admirable. But sometimes it seems more position paper than cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
July 14, 2005
A work of exceptional subtlety and is all the more captivating and heart-rending for being so.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
July 14, 2005
Yedaya drowns her characters in realist grit, a colorless screenplay and no score to speak of, rendering this open book of a movie alienating in all the wrong ways.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 5, 2005
This movie seems to be meditating on the whys and hows of the spoiling process -- raising more questions than can possibly be answered, and in this sense, at least, far from dogmatic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
June 23, 2005
Ms. Yedaya may have made a subtler and more interesting film about prostitution than she originally intended.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
June 3, 2005
Even as Or joins an escort service and begins to follow in her mother's footsteps, Yedaya holds out hope that the girl will stop trying to rescue Mom and save herself.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
June 3, 2005
A raw drama from Israeli director Keren Yedaya.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
June 1, 2005
Or (My Treasure), a new Israeli movie, is a film about prostitution, but its models aren't other movies. Instead, the details of its heroine's work have the ugliness of real life.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
May 31, 2005
With a cool head and level gaze, Keren Ye-daya's stark first feature attempts a Bressonian trajectory of tragic inevitability.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
February 14, 2005
In the Israeli film Or, about a prostitute and her teenage daughter, both clothes and humanity are stripped away with impunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lisa Nesselson
October 5, 2004
Consistently engaging, non-judgmental and cumulatively powerful two-hander marks a noteworthy feature debut for Israeli helmer Keren Yedaya.