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West Beirut Reviews

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Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 26, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
December 11, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
New Times
May 29, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 10, 2004
This warm and very smart comedy is set against the backdrop of a war-torn city, like Hope and Glory's London. It's human and never stoops to sanctimony.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic

Globe and Mail
May 9, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 20, 2002
Yes. A war zone can be fun for restless teens with hot blood and a passion for mischief.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 20, 2001
In this cross-cultural gem, we are touched as the characters struggle to keep their souls alive in the midst of war.
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Doueiri deserves credit for the courage of his effort, for his obvious desire to go beyond the fictional boundaries of moviemaking to illustrate the continuing plight of the Lebanese people.

January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
A story worth telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Arthur Lazere
January 1, 2000
Shares a wealth of perceptive observation that knits together into a moving memoir.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
A superficial war story that trivializes its important and compelling subject matter and eventually becomes an endurance test for viewers.
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