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The Green Prince (2014)

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Critic Consensus: The Green Prince doesn't answer all the questions it raises, but it's still timely, gripping -- and ultimately uplifting -- viewing.

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Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, Nadav Schirman's THE GREEN PRINCE retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. In the style of a tense psychological thriller, this extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel's prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him. (C) Music Box

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It's a movie that raises as many questions as it addresses, and which never quite convincingly answers even the most pressing one: Just what made the son of a radical Palestinian-liberation leader go to work as an Israeli spy?

Full Review… | October 17, 2014
Globe and Mail
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The movie's empty pizzazz is especially irritating because the story would have been compelling without any embellishment.

Full Review… | October 16, 2014
Chicago Reader
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It's a harrowing tale of intrigue and betrayal, but also one of a friendship that survives despite extraordinary circumstances.

Full Review… | October 16, 2014
Toronto Star
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[A] gripping documentary set against the internecine battle between Israel and Palestine.

Full Review… | October 9, 2014
Newsday
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This a film that leaves many unanswered questions, but it's nonetheless satisfying, because it resonates emotionally and offers a ray of hope that the human spirit has the ability to trump entrenched political perspectives.

Full Review… | October 9, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
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These interviews complement rather than contradict each other.

Full Review… | September 19, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
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An amazing story about two amazing human beings. If this film doesn't restore your faith in humanity then nothing will.

Hilton Gray
Hilton Gray

7/11/15 Netflix A story of friendship and courage first and politics and spycraft secondly. Hopefully, Mosab's life in the US is one of peace and safety. It is sad that he has lost his family by his actions but encouraging that two individuals tried to solve the issue through peaceful means as opposed to hate and violence. A lesson in there for everyone.

Nick Ueber
Nick Ueber
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A fascinating and suspenseful documentary that tells an almost unbelievable story of a man who betrayed his own culture for what he believed in and two people from different backgrounds who became unexpected friends as they got caught in the eye of an everlasting storm.

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