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  • Summary: A taut thriller about the tense relationship between the orthodox nationalists and the military. (Kino International)

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  1. 88
    Time of Favor, which boasts a haunting score, is an unflinching, complex portrait of a modern Israel that is rarely seen on-screen.
  2. The tone is balanced, reflective and reasonable. Avni is a major star in Israel, and he is an actor with world-class charm.
  3. One of the most successful, provocative and intensely contemporary of Israeli films, so much so that to watch it is to feel the country having a passionate argument with itself.
  4. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: Jami Bernard
    Despite its rare look at the tensions between religious and secular soldiers in a settlement on the occupied West Bank, it's a pretty static, by-the-book drama that would be insufferable without the sullen heat of Tinkerbell and Avni.
  5. 50
    Ultimately, writer-director Joseph Cedar has created a film that resembles a subtitled very special episode of "JAG."
  6. 50
    A capable, soulful thriller with a love story as steamy as is possible when its lead characters are Orthodox Jews.
  7. Leaves a movie that wants to be a searching moral examination of human motivation under stress frustratingly opaque at the center.

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