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Time of Favor Reviews

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Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 31, 2002
Time of Favor could have given audiences the time of day by concentrating on the elements of a revealing alienation among a culture of people who sadly are at hostile odds with one another through recklessness and retaliation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 18, 2002
Cedar somewhat defuses this provocative theme by submerging it in a hoary love triangle.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
Stylistically, it resembles a well-intentioned, earnest TV problem drama from the late '60s.
| Original Score: 2/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
January 10, 2002
This is really just another genre picture.
Harvey S. Karten
January 4, 2002
Moderately involving despite bargain-basement photography and hackneyed romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
January 17, 2002
The package in which this fascinating -- and timely -- content comes wrapped is disappointingly generic.
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
March 22, 2002
Places a slightly believable love triangle in a difficult-to-swallow setting, and then disappointingly moves the story into the realm of an improbable thriller.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 30, 2002
Earnest but heavy-handed.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Emanuel Levy
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
March 3, 2002
I enjoyed Time of Favor while I was watching it, but I was surprised at how quickly it faded from my memory.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 15, 2002
A flawed but engrossing thriller.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 17, 2002
What distinguishes Time of Favor from countless other thrillers is its underlying concern with the consequences of words and with the complicated emotions fueling terrorist acts.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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John Anderson
January 18, 2002
Packs a considerable wallop.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
March 1, 2002
The tone is balanced, reflective and reasonable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
May 31, 2002
A headline-fresh thriller set among orthodox Jews on the West Bank, Joseph Cedar's Time Of Favor manages not only to find a compelling dramatic means of addressing a complex situation, it does so without compromising that complexity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
April 25, 2002
Just as the recent Argentine film Son of the Bride reminded us that a feel-good movie can still show real heart, Time of Favor presents us with an action movie that actually has a brain.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Bill Gallo
New Times
January 31, 2002
This fascinating look at Israel in ferment feels as immediate as the latest news footage from Gaza and, because of its heightened, well-shaped dramas, twice as powerful.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 1, 2002
One of the most successful, provocative and intensely contemporary of Israeli films, so much so that to watch it is to feel the country having a passionate argument with itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Loren King
Boston Globe
March 22, 2002
An unflinching, complex portrait of a modern Israel that is rarely seen on-screen.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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