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  • Summary: Director Amos Kollek takes an intimate look at his relationship with his family, focusing mostly on his strained relationship with his father, the mythical mayor of Jerusalem. Mixed in with Amos's story of family is the struggles of a prostitute he befriends.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    May 3, 2012
    70
    Just marginally a documentary, Chronicling a Crisis turns out to be one of Amos Kollek's more affecting films.
  2. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    May 3, 2012
    60
    As that description suggests, the film winds up a rather grim, often indulgent muddle. But it's also undeniably compelling.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    May 3, 2012
    50
    Alternately tedious and illuminating, this deeply honest and scattered movie revels in its lack of purpose.
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    May 4, 2012
    40
    The result, Chronicling a Crisis, is an admittedly harrowing exercise in solipsism that will be of little interest to anyone besides the director's diehard fans and perhaps his therapist.
  5. Reviewed by: Benjamin Mercer
    May 2, 2012
    40
    At once downbeat and claustrophobic, it's also often grueling to watch.
  6. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    May 4, 2012
    25
    There's little reason to see the claustrophobic Chronicling a Crisis unless you have a fascination with the Kolleks. Watching the vanity project is like being forced to sit through a friend's boring home movies.