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Paradise Now Reviews

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Hannah Brown
Jerusalem Post
March 2, 2016
If you actually see it, you'll find this look inside the minds of two terrorists both fascinating and frightening.
Fernando F. Croce
September 1, 2009
The filmmaker keeps the thorny issues under control
Brandon Fibbs
February 28, 2008
Could a more important, relevant and complimentary film to Munich have come out in 2005?
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
Abu-Assad does a good job of building tension and showing some of the complexities within Palestinian culture. He has, as they say, put a human face on the Palestinians.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
September 6, 2006
Un film duro, polémico y bien realizado, que promueve el debate sobre un conflicto aún por resolver.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
August 5, 2006
A tragedy regardless of its conclusion, Paradise Now is an important and powerful effort to explicate the inexplicable.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 7, 2006
While it fails to make a compelling argument for terrorism, it is a compelling story nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 1, 2006
It's all compelling, and the film boasts an ending that leaves the audience sitting in numbed silence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
February 2, 2006
For a while as perversely compelling as Spielberg's Munich, the film sadly deflates as a narrative.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 27, 2006
Ainda que assuma claramente a defesa da causa palestina, o cineasta deixa clara sua reprovação ao terrorismo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 27, 2006
... it says more about Middle Eastern politics from the Palestinian side than any movie, period.
| Original Score: 5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
December 16, 2005
Paradise Now gets a little frantic and lost near the end, which is infinitely preferable to the bourgeois accessibility of its beginning. I would love for the film to have gone much further, cut deeper.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
December 9, 2005
... remarkable ...
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
December 6, 2005
The film continues to twist and turn until the very end, keeping us guessing as to what the would-be martyrs will do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
December 6, 2005
The film offers food for thought, and reminds us that, in any war, one who understands the mindset of his opponent gains an important tactical advantage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 6, 2005
Certainly what Said says will not come as a surprise to any Israeli. It's simply that they disagree. We may disagree, too, and yet watch the film with a fearsome fascination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
December 6, 2005
Paradise Now stands as evidence of troubled and troubling times.
Boyd van Hoeij
December 6, 2005
[S]tylistically far removed from what we see on the evening news, [it also] allows for a psychological depth that this subject oftentimes sorely lacks.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
December 5, 2005
explores suicide bombers more intimately than ever before
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 3, 2005
The acting of Kais Naschef and Ali Suliman is superb throughout this realistic portrait of a pair of Palestinian suicide bombers.
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