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The Law In These Parts Reviews

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
January 17, 2013
On the surface, it sounds like a boring, esoteric day in law class, but in truth, it plays out like a riveting session in court ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
December 13, 2012
This may sound like a dry, legalistic endeavor, but the result will surprise you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
November 16, 2012
"The Law in These Parts'' more than accomplishes its goal of provoking a discussion about imposing laws on people who have no say in making them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 15, 2012
Both provocative and self-indulgent.
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
November 13, 2012
The Law in These Parts applies a cold anger to one of the geopolitical world's most passionate discords.
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
November 13, 2012
By keeping its focus admirably tight, the sober and sobering Israeli documentary "The Law in These Parts" presents a devastating case against the occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Fear
Time Out
November 13, 2012
What's meant to be a critique of subjectivity in power comes off as narcissistic hoo-ha.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Robert Koehler
January 30, 2012
Adopting a postmodern method quite different from that of his remarkable The Inner Tour, Ra'anan Alexandrowicz poses his questions from a legal angle, and finds these minds stumped by a system they've professionally defended.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
January 20, 2012
A cleverly staged and structured film which attempts to explain and understand how Israel seizing Palestinian-occupied territory became accepted practice.
Full Review | Original Score: B+