The Other Son Reviews

August 6, 2019
The Other Son, while it conceivably manages to warrant discussion, dances around the darker implications it barely hints at.
December 20, 2018
The Other Son seems tailor-made to make a point. And that wishful thinking takes the power away from what might have been a subtle, but more effective, film.
November 9, 2012
What makes an Israeli or Palestinian?
October 26, 2012
Even though [Levy] executes with a light touch, it tends to feel a little simplistic given how deep-seated and persistent the Palestine-Israel conflict is.
October 25, 2012
"The Other Son" is a case of good intentions overwhelming the inherent drama - quite simply, political correctness got the best of it
October 25, 2012
The Other Son's setup is too contrived, carried along by conversations that are either confrontational or artificially elusive.
October 24, 2012
The Other Son is set in a realistic modern world, but it feels more like a fable (and, at its worst, like wish fulfillment) than a true exploration of what it would be like to have your world turned upside down in this way.
October 24, 2012
The filmmakers focus almost entirely on matters of displacement of cultural identity in scenes that are at once passably engaging and stunningly shortsighted.
October 23, 2012
Ham-fisted dialogue and clichd characterizations trump genuine chemistry in The Other Son, a contrived Franco-Israeli drama about two 18-year-olds, an Israeli and a Palestinian, accidentally switched at birth.
October 22, 2012
An adequate if never surprising effort from French helmer Lorraine Levy.
October 21, 2012
Viewing the Palestine-Israeli conflict through a switched-at-birth plot device proves compelling, though not entirely adequate in director Lorraine Levy's uncoordinated melodrama.