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6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12

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  1. Jun 8, 2013
    8
    This is a high quality drama about life, death, family and tradition. Not a single note is phony here. The attention to details is exceptional. The movie is slow but emotionally charged. A bit too much of ceremonial rituals to my liking. Overall, the movie is Oscar caliber.
  2. May 27, 2013
    10
    Refreshingly emotionally involving, this is not at all your typical Hollywood movie. Eschewing dependence on action, this film seeks to explore the world of Haredim in Jerusalem. Many non-Jews may miss cues and actions which may seem confusing or questionable to the outside world (but are understood by Orthodox Jews). Nevertheless, the way the Burshtein draws you into the characters' world strongly enables one to feel the tensions through which they go through. Very rewarding. Expand
  3. Dec 9, 2013
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. There's too much going on underneath the surface for me to enjoy this movie. A Man marries not knowing his wife was mentally ill. Girl engaged can't even tell if her betrothed is happy or not. .Girl ashamed because she has not been selected for marriage. .ok enough this is way too subdued, too mechanical, too subjugated, too much of too little. It is a tragic movie do not compare this at all to Pride and Prejudice. That at least can be understood as it is a period movie. This to me is the equivalent of bringing back slavery and agreeing that it is ok- it is revolting. Impossible to love even if one overlooks the indenture the laws of this patriarchal community imposes on women and men. Sorry but I can not overlook everything that was not addressed in this movie. It was painful to watch. Expand
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Dec 12, 2013
    60
    The story unfolds intriguingly within an intimate, almost claustrophobic environment. There is perhaps something ultimately undeveloped about it, but the film is a well acted, well presented piece of work.
  2. Reviewed by: Robbie Collin
    Dec 12, 2013
    80
    Fill the Void is a real collector’s item: a film in which the forces of religion and tradition are shown to be working together, however haltingly and imperfectly, for the good.
  3. Reviewed by: Kevin Harley
    Dec 9, 2013
    60
    The resulting pickle may seem alien to many, but Yaron’s navigation of Shira’s struggles make it tangible.