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Va, Vis et Deviens (Live and Become) (Go, See, and Become) Reviews

November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 27, 2008
The bounty of incident is balanced by knowing humor, compelling characters and a dedicated compassion toward those for whom the search for home sends their head, heart and feet flying in all directions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 28, 2008
Don't be put off by the film's length. It's fascinating to see familiar history flash by as a backdrop to the equally compelling account of a life spent in pursuit of totality.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 12, 2008
With the secret 1985 airlift of thousands of Ethiopian Jewish refugees into Israel as a historical starting point, writer-director Radu Mihaileanu turns one fictional boy's story into a loaded, didactic drama about survival, adaptation, and identity.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 13, 2008
A stirring and uplifting tale of racial and religious assimilation.
February 4, 2008
Fundamental issues of ethnic and religious identity and the agony of exile are at the heart of Live and Become.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 1, 2008
Both a love story and inspirational tale of an individual finding peace with himself in a hostile environment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 29, 2008
If the film sometimes feels overwrought -- and at once too long and too short -- its subtle motifs and loud silences, as well as the enormity of its subject matter, keep us absorbed until the devastating end.
December 14, 2006
It's a lot to digest, and, after a time, Live and Become feels overextended. But the themes will reach most audiences. And the cast, particularly the actors playing Schlomo, are talented charmers.
October 6, 2006
In turning over the question of what makes a person a Jew -- not to mention what makes a person belong to any society -- Live and Become is worthy of attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 21, 2006
A sprawling, truth-based tale held together by a remarkable trio of performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 21, 2006
Rambling storyline, some ropey perfs and sentimentality prevent pic from becoming the gut punch it might have been.
April 21, 2006
A compelling example of a work that exposes universal themes by closely examining the story of one life, Live and Become is remarkable for its humanity, vitality and emotional power.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4