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Walk on Water Reviews

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 28, 2005
Walk on Water tracks the shifting dynamics of Eyal's relationships with the grandchildren, and they're three people whose behavior will make sense to you only if you've never met any actual humans.
| Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 3, 2005
Now with a bigger budget and a much longer running time, Fox has opted instead to use long stretches of talk to do the job for him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
March 7, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
March 4, 2005
Most art house movies don't have enough drama. Walk on Water has twice as much as it needs.
February 24, 2005
Fox couldn't decide what sort of film this is: action, morality play, or romantic comedy. We got copious amounts of each, ... water[ing] down a very promising start.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 13, 2005
Fox's tidy ending is anything but miraculous.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 27, 2005
Honorable but not particularly affecting...
| Original Score: '2.5/4'
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
November 8, 2004
In Eytan Fox's Walk on Water, the Sea of Galilee is paved with good intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 28, 2005
This movie already has enough topics on the table. As a result, none gets the attention it deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 24, 2005
The film's themes are undermined by a heavy-handed use of paradox and symbolism.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
March 5, 2005
Fox (Yossi & Jagger) never builds a full-blooded drama around the all-too- apparent scaffolding of Uchovsky's script.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 4, 2005
Fox can't decide if Walk on Water is a terrorist thriller or a gay buddy story, and neither can the viewer.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Leslie Camhi
Village Voice
March 3, 2005
The complex questions Walk on Water raises receive only confused answers.
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Leslie Felperin
March 3, 2005
An overly schematic, deeply flawed script and wan perfs keep this from being a crossover crowd-pleaser.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 4, 2005
Fox intends to draw historical parallels between Jewish and Palestinian victims, but the film nearly drowns in earnest morality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Malene Arpe
Toronto Star
March 18, 2005
Watching, you can't help but feel the issues, the serious as well as the fun ones, are ill-served by the perfunctory examinations offered by the filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 26, 2005
Ultimately sinks under the weight of an unwieldy script and uncommunicative performances.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Pete Croatto
March 30, 2005
Familiar territory
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 12, 2005
Half a gem with its legs cut out from under it by its desire to have its cake and eat it, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
May 8, 2005
Has its heart in the right place, but the grim reality of day-to-day events in the region nullify its strained opposites-attract formulaics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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