The Green Prince Reviews

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December 12, 2014
Taut dramatic reconstructions and an extraordinary story of strained allegiances, subterfuge and an unexpected friendship makes the The Green Prince as tense as any Hollywood thriller.
December 11, 2014
Gripping stuff.
December 11, 2014
One of the most incredible chapters in the war between Israel and Palestine deserves a better movie.
December 10, 2014
Together with artfully filmed re-enactments creepily evoking his jail terms and interrogations, they retrace the route he took in his transformation from young Arab activist to political conspirator.
October 17, 2014
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?
October 16, 2014
The movie's empty pizzazz is especially irritating because the story would have been compelling without any embellishment.
October 16, 2014
It's a harrowing tale of intrigue and betrayal, but also one of a friendship that survives despite extraordinary circumstances.
October 9, 2014
[A] gripping documentary set against the internecine battle between Israel and Palestine.
October 9, 2014
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.
September 19, 2014
These interviews complement rather than contradict each other.
September 19, 2014
The Green Prince is an extraordinary achievement. It has all the suspense of a great espionage yarn, but it's also a powerful moral document that calls into question the tactics of terrorism.
September 18, 2014
It takes a personal rather than a political perspective, exploring the ambiguities of truth and individual identity rather than the complexities of an ongoing historical calamity.
September 12, 2014
The story plays well regardless of what one's opinion is about the conflict, because it primarily operates on the more universal, relatable aspects of human nature.
September 11, 2014
Though it's set in the context of a highly combustible international situation, its emphasis is always on the personal, on these two men and what they came to mean to each other.
September 11, 2014
If "The Green Prince" sustains the tension of a well-executed thriller, it is achieved at the cost of a dispassionate objectivity.
September 11, 2014
More than just a morality tale, "The Green Prince" is a thrill-a-minute spy caper too strange to be real, though it is.
September 11, 2014
"The Green Prince" is a timely look at how one man broke the cycle of violence born of blind allegiance by seeking out the facts and coming up with his own solutions.
September 11, 2014
A taut piece of work that features just two talking heads: a prized Palestinian informant and his ever-cautious Israeli handler.
September 10, 2014
Its ironies are redolent of John le Carré - Yousef had to be imprisoned so he wouldn't appear to be an informant - and the stakes of his deception are such that the film deserves to be remade with actors, Hollywood style.
September 9, 2014
Mostly it's the two men speaking at us, and our interest ebbs and flows depending on which parts of the tale they're telling.
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