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Time of Favor Reviews

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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
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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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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
May 31, 2002
Cedar takes a very open-minded approach to this sensitive material, showing impressive control, both visually and in the writing.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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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
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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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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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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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John Anderson
Newsday
January 18, 2002
Packs a considerable wallop.
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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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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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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 15, 2002
A flawed but engrossing thriller.