Israel: A Home Movie

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  • Release Date: Jul 10, 2013

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jul 10, 2013
    This striking cinematic collage provides a hauntingly personal perspective on a country that has been wracked by strife from its very beginnings.
  2. Reviewed by: Wes Greene
    Jul 4, 2013
    A prismatic meditation on an entire nation, Eliav Lilti's documentary is history as abstraction.
  3. Reviewed by: Rachel Saltz
    Jul 10, 2013
    These mostly silent home movies often have the tug of nostalgia, especially those that show domestic life... But images can be slippery, showing something different from what their creators intended. Even as Mr. Lilti constructs a history...he seems to show its fissures.
  4. Reviewed by: Diana Clarke
    Jul 9, 2013
    Lilti tells a fine story, but he doesn't always look closely enough at what he's saying.
  5. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Jul 10, 2013
    Israel’s most interesting — and revealing — footage tends to be the most candid: beach-goers in the ’30s, scenes from family gatherings and celebrations, a coke-fueled celebrity wedding in the ’70s. The commentary gimmick justifies itself in these stretches.

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