The Band's Visit Reviews

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November 18, 2011
April 13, 2008
The Band's Visit has pathos, but it is also very funny.
April 11, 2008
Like no fish-out-of-water film in recent memory, it leaves you with the hope that these fish will find their way back to water, and maybe learn to share that puddle before the desert dries it up entirely.
March 14, 2008
Kolirin has a fine sense of where to place the camera and when to cut between shots for maximum comic effect.
March 14, 2008
It's a small, profoundly satisfying movie that keeps echoing long after it's over.
March 7, 2008
A quiet, sympathetic film about the loneliness that surrounds us.
July 6, 2019
For all of its dry wit and visual gags, The Band's Visit is ultimately a poignant slice of life about people from totally different backgrounds and cultures forging unexpected connections and healing old wounds.
August 22, 2017
It's not going to solve any problems in the Middle East, and it doesn't attempt to, either. It's just a quiet story about the uncomfortable charm of coerced hospitality.
March 1, 2016
It's both quintessentially Israeli and an enjoyable experience that will touch audiences no matter what their background.
August 3, 2011
[Writer/director Eran] Kolirin finds bittersweet humor in the comedy of their melancholy lives and fumbling efforts at communication and common ground
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