Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Dec 10, 2012
    60
    The winning performances by its two leads elevate this contrived Israeli import.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Dec 7, 2012
    70
    Poised unwaveringly between gentle comedy and delicate drama, Maya Kenig's Off White Lies keeps a lot to itself. But this narrative withholding, while infuriating at times, presents no real barrier to our engagement with the film's unconventional look at the growing connection between a shy teenage girl and her shiftless father.
  3. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Dec 4, 2012
    40
    Director Maya Kenig's film never decides whether it wants to be a social satire, a familial drama or a parable about Israeli life during perpetual wartime; that it neither picks a route nor cohesively combines any of those strands doesn't make a fairly generic father-daughter story any more colorful.
  4. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Dec 7, 2012
    50
    The performances are so uniformly good that it's a shame the characters are stuck with such a listless plot.
  5. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    Dec 4, 2012
    38
    Elya Inbar is a surprisingly commanding screen presence, but she's contending with a screenplay plagued by contrivance--a battle few could win.
  6. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Dec 4, 2012
    50
    An intermittently engaging tale of father-and-daughter bonding (and non-bonding) set against the backdrop of the 2006 Israel-Lebanon War.

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