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December 3, 2005
The acting of Kais Naschef and Ali Suliman is superb throughout this realistic portrait of a pair of Palestinian suicide bombers.
December 2, 2005
Paradise Now contributes mightily to further understanding of Palestinian frustrations, as well as the terrorism so sadly rampant in the world today.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 2, 2005
Paradise Now is a great movie on many accounts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 1, 2005
A risk-taking but enlightening film that takes the novel approach of examining the Israeli-Arab impasse from the perspective of the Palestinians.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 28, 2005
Today's assignment: Watch 'Paradise Now.' Discuss.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 25, 2005
geopolitical realities shape the narrative, but the characters in Paradise Now remain human -- to the point where we begin to suspect their arguments are voiced largely to convince themselves.
Read More | Original Score: A-
November 23, 2005
If the film sounds grim, well, yes, it is dealing with heavy, difficult issues. But, with the exception of [a few] didactic moments, it moves quickly.
November 21, 2005
Very good.
November 19, 2005
A timely film that is disturbing but not necessarily fulfilling, as it never takes a stand and makes clear what is its thinking.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 18, 2005
What is striking about Paradise Now is the stark way Abu-Assad lays out the situation, unvarnished and unbiased.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 18, 2005
Viewers of all persuasions can find a human perspective on an aspect of terrorism that, no matter how often it occurs, is beyond imagining for most of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 18, 2005
The film does not invite you to root for either side of the conflict, just to see these guys as human. It is almost impossible not to empathize with their intense personal struggle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 18, 2005
The director's two impulses -- to keep the audience hooked while illuminating the Palestinian plight -- never feel entirely compatible.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 17, 2005
Not an entirely successful experiment, plagued with overdone sentimentality and a middle act that serves only to stretch out the slim story, but what "Paradise Now" says, it does so forcefully that it can't be ignored.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 16, 2005
The most suspenseful film of the year in its own subtle way.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 15, 2005
Feels too much like an ode to terrorism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 11, 2005
It would be difficult to undertake a more politically relevant film or explore a more volatile subject, and Abu-Assad attempts his project with skill and sensitivity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 11, 2005
[A] sensitive, occasionally didactic film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 11, 2005
A movie hardly lacking for anxiety and uneasiness.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 11, 2005
Writer-director Hany Abu-Assad can't tell the entire story in Paradise Now, but he can show glimmers of it.
Read More | Original Score: B
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