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6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

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  3. Negative: 5 out of 18

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Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
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  1. Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    Apr 26, 2012
    88
    Cedar is mostly interested in the father-son dynamics, and he cast excellent actors. Lewensohn, a famous Israeli theatrical director, makes his film acting debut, while the veteran Ashkenazi ("Late Wedding") handles his low-key role with bearlike grace.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Apr 13, 2012
    75
    Footnote is faintly comic, and director Joseph Cedar mines dark humor from the humiliations of identity checks and pecking orders.
  3. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Apr 11, 2012
    78
    This is a film that skims the surface layer of politesse from human interactions and reveals us as the blustering bundles of ego that we all are.