Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
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  1. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Nov 22, 2013
    Technically, the film isn’t terribly exciting: talking heads interspersed with shots of young people making their symbolic “leap of faith” from the walls. But the directors have chosen eloquent interviewees, and the passionate attachment they feel for their city gives the film heart.
  2. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Jan 1, 2014
    This brief film often feels like an extended gripe session instead of something more profound or game-changing.
  3. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Nov 21, 2013
    The film feels like a work of community advocacy.
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Nov 21, 2013
    Directors Patrick Alexander Stewart, Gina M. Angelone and Mouna B. Stewart have failed to construct the often emotional personal accounts into a compelling film.
  5. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Nov 25, 2013
    The three director-producers’ inability to come up with stronger narrative or thematic organization makes “It’s Better to Jump” play like the professionally polished side product of a vacation stay.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Nov 19, 2013
    Without comments from Akka's Jewish residents or any conflicting voices, the film plays like a propagandistic attempt to reshape historical and contemporary narratives.

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