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Rachel Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
October 26, 2010
A poignant documentary about the death of an American idealist working for the liberation of the Palestinian people and peace in the Middle-East.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
October 14, 2010
It's impressive that documentarian Simone Bitton manages to remain neutral for so much of her film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nora Lee Mandel
October 11, 2010
[B]est at . . .probing . . . Israeli government's justifications, but doesn't bring same level of inquisition in looking at how Rachel arrived [at Gaza] that fateful day.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
October 10, 2010
Bitton operates at a cool, investigatory remove that's not as objective as it looks ... nevertheless, it's a well structured, sometimes riveting piece of information gathering.
| Original Score: 3/5
Phil Hall
Film Threat
October 9, 2010
It is a disturbing and heartbreaking portrait of a lost life amidst an environment of perpetual violence.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Andy Webster
New York Times
October 8, 2010
Fascinating if uneven...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio
October 7, 2010
Unfiltered truths collide with spin, touching on young American peace activist Rachel Corrie, buried alive by the Israeli military in Palestine, as the director solemnly contemplates the only visual trace of the crime, 'the obscenity of the photograph.'
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David Fear
Time Out
October 6, 2010
Rachel is an example of how to tell a complicated, controversial story without sacrificing humanity, heart or a sense of horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
October 5, 2010
Bitton, thorough in her research, shows but never tells, letting the evidence speak for itself.
Louis Proyect
September 28, 2010
A moving account of the martyrdom of Rachel Corrie directed by an Arab Jew, just one of many Israelis and Jews of other countries beginning to question a brutal system that killed this idealistic young American and countless Palestinians.
Leslie Stonebraker
New York Press
February 25, 2011
The film tries so hard to emulate cold court testimony that it misses a crucial fact. A girl died.
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
October 13, 2010
Simone Bitton's Rachel purports to be an only mildly political investigation of an undeniably polemical tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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