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Walk on Water Reviews

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
May 21, 2005
| Original Score: B
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 29, 2005
Terrific Israeli drama.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
April 29, 2005
The film deals with many serious issues, some of them only superficially, but Fox places them all in the context of the growing friendship between the two opposites.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
April 28, 2005
Affecting performances by the cast place those abstract issues firmly in the human world.
| Original Score: 4/5
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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
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 1, 2005
If there are no simple solutions offered to calm Israel's troubles, there is still hope in this fine portrait of a country torn too many ways.
| Original Score: B
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
March 31, 2005
Fox's film seems to say that the kind of saintly purity that would enable one to walk on water -- or to kill with impunity and without repercussions -- doesn't exist.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 25, 2005
A compelling thriller that manages to incorporate a seemingly impossible bundle of disparate elements -- Jewish-Arab animosity, homophobia, the haunting aftershocks of the Holocaust, and the repercussions of suicide.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
March 25, 2005
The past's hold on these people is examined with intelligence and insight, and the final scenes are quite touching.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
March 24, 2005
It's a noble and humanizing work with an engaging and intimate tone and look.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 18, 2005
Ambitious, troubled, worthy inquisition into the soul of modern Israel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
March 18, 2005
Works best in isolated spots early on as a series of intriguing character studies.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ellen Fox
Chicago Tribune
March 17, 2005
Even when Walk on Water doesn't quite have you by the heart, its little fingers fumble around in your brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 16, 2005
Lior Ashkenazi, who stars in it as an emotionally buttoned-down Mossad agent, has the debonair subtlety and charisma of an Israeli Clive Owen.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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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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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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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.
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
March 4, 2005
Thought-provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
March 3, 2005
Does not always convince, but with its interest in a range of issues that matter, it always has our full attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Dana Stevens
New York Times
March 3, 2005
An odd bird, a slight-feeling indie film that slowly builds into a substantial meditation on contemporary politics, sexual and otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
March 3, 2005
Engages the emotions, but it compromises its message of personal liberation through the hokey conventions of a '40s espionage thriller.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
March 3, 2005
An overly schematic, deeply flawed script and wan perfs keep this from being a crossover crowd-pleaser.
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
March 3, 2005
At once glossily commercial and brimming with intellectual ambition.
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Leslie Camhi
Village Voice
March 3, 2005
The complex questions Walk on Water raises receive only confused answers.