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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

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  3. Negative: 2 out of 11

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  1. Feb 11, 2013
    10
    if your knowledge of the palestinian conflict is derived solely from mainstream tv or vacuous entertainment columnists then you should watch this film.
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
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  1. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Feb 21, 2013
    80
    5 Broken Cameras is short on facts and, like the demonstrations themselves, provocative by nature. Still, it casts a baleful light on anguishing, seemingly incessant scenes of tear gas hurled, bullets fired, villagers fleeing for their lives and, on one shocking occasion, a life lost as the camera rolls. This is how the conflict looks from the other side of the barrier.
  2. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    Oct 15, 2012
    80
    A touching and revelatory piece of film-making about the plights of real people living in an uncertain world.
  3. Reviewed by: Philip Kemp
    Oct 1, 2012
    100
    A hugely powerful, moving study of a small village's stand against overwhelming state power. Despite all the suffering and injustice, the final message is one of optimism that feels neither facile nor tacked-on.