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Praying With Lior Reviews

November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 24, 2008
[Director Ilana] Trachtman doesn't downplay the challenges of a family with a Down syndrome child, even one as high-functioning as Lior.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 25, 2008
This is the latest feel-good documentary to turn a spotlight on a much-misunderstood disorder, and per usual it demands that you unleash your sense of humor and table your pity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 27, 2008
Charming as Lior is, this triumphant little movie leaps from good to great by exploring the Liebling family dynamic.
February 4, 2008
Praying With Lior documents the extraordinary life of Lior Liebling, a rabbi's son with Down syndrome.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 1, 2008
Ilana Trachtman's gentle profile does make for touching viewing, but she leaves too many questions unanswered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 1, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 31, 2008
Lior is a special boy, but the film remains refreshingly down-to-earth about his abilities and limitations, and in the four-month buildup to his bar mitzvah, it wonders openly about where this rite of passage might take him.
Read More | Original Score: B
January 31, 2008
A gentle, tender-hearted portrait of a devout young Jew with Down syndrome, Lior will not be for everyone, ...but its messages of family and love are pretty seductive.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 29, 2008
This doc is a hardcore tearjerker.
January 29, 2008
Amid an escalating U.S. trend toward commercial entertainment that earnestly or exploitatively taps religious demographics, Praying With Lior explores a rather extraordinary instance of real-world faith, sans condescension or proselytizing.