Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. 60
    Flawed but engrossing thriller. Highly atmospheric, it gets its charge by dramatizing religious millennialism in a region that is the world epicenter of irrationality.
  2. 50
    Interestingly for an Israeli movie, the bombers are not Palestinians -- they're young, ultra-Orthodox fanatics.
  3. 50
    Ultimately, writer-director Joseph Cedar has created a film that resembles a subtitled very special episode of "JAG."
  4. 50
    A capable, soulful thriller with a love story as steamy as is possible when its lead characters are Orthodox Jews.
  5. 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.
  6. Hobbled with pedestrian direction, a dull visual style and a last act awash in obvious bang-bang melodrama.
  7. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    The set-up revolves around a draggy love triangle, while the climax -- slo-mo leap through the air and all -- could have come out of any direct-to-video action flick.
  8. Reviewed by: Jack Helbig
    40
    Falls flat.
  9. 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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