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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
Chelsea Bain
Boston Herald
October 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
Peter Sobczynski
June 3, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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.

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Top Critic
Jessica Winter
Time Out
November 16, 2011

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
Top Critic
Ben Walters
Time Out
August 16, 2007
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 11, 2006

Sight and Sound
September 28, 2006
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
May 6, 2006
May 6, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006

Baltimore Sun
December 24, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 6, 2005
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
December 6, 2005

Boston Phoenix
December 6, 2005
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
November 2, 2005
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