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  • Summary: A look at the 1973 Yom Kippur War, in which Israel was attacked by Syria and Egypt on the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. Movie focuses on the fictionalized exploits of a small military unit assigned to remove the wounded from the Golan Heights combat areas.
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  1. Reviewed by: David D'Arcy
    90
    Don't miss it.
  2. A classic war film, at once elegiac and immediate, that takes you smack into the chaos of combat yet is marked by a detached perspective.
  3. 90
    Though Kippur seems a creature radically different -- more nakedly autobiographical, more naturalistic, more forgiving -- from Gitai's highly conceptual and stylized body of work, there are clear thematic continuities.
  4. 79
    Formally astute, visually arresting, and fearlessly horrifying.
  5. Reviewed by: Marta Barber
    75
    Shot mostly with a hand-held camera and in the gray hues you expect from the gruesome landscape, Kippur is highly sophisticated in its action scenes.
  6. Both a blood-churning war movie and a mind-stirring antiwar movie, focusing not on guts and glory but on the stark realities of real battlefield experience.
  7. Immerses you in violence and agony, but it may leave you with a curious feeling of detachment.

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