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  • Summary: This film tells the story of one woman's personal battle to gain acceptance within a religious community, while also offering a portrait of a political movement that has affected millions of lives in the Middle East. (Film Movement)
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 88
    Campfire looks a bit drab, perhaps to show the dullness of Zionist life in the 1980s. But this doesn't take away from the poignancy of the film.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    Coming at a time when the settlements on the Gaza Strip are being dismantled, Cedar's film offers a sly critique of their origins, and refreshingly different point of view.
  3. A good movie that could have been better, Joseph Cedar's sensitive Israeli drama falters when he trades sociological observations for political ones.
  4. Reviewed by: Russell Edwards
    Juggles several storylines that include the personal and political, but is unable to get beyond soap-opera shtick.
  5. 50
    The timelier elements of Campfire, which cleared house at Israel's Academy Awards this year, are too salient to dismiss.
  6. If Campfire is solidly acted, it is visually drab and has a haphazard narrative momentum.
  7. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    Typical of too many films produced in Israel: plodding, verbose, badly-made and completely monotonous.

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