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6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5

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  1. Feb 1, 2013
    9
    This movie is far better than the critics' ratings. It portrays the range of human emotions that would occur under these circumstances, it demonstrates acceptance and love among cultures that seems bound by stereotypes and mutual distrust. It is a window into the world of Palestinian and Israeli relations.
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63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Louis Black
    Dec 12, 2012
    67
    Cinematically well-made, The Other Son is nevertheless workmanlike. The actors are all excellent, the storytelling compassionate, and the overall sense one takes from the film is more humane than political.
  2. Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    Nov 18, 2012
    75
    The movie doesn't need to preach a "we're all equal" message. When we watch the boys bond with their new kin over food or music, then see the lines of Palestinians plodding through armed checkpoints to reach jobs or visit Israeli friends, we get the point.
  3. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    Nov 2, 2012
    75
    Lévy gets expectedly strong work from the veteran Devos and outstanding performances from Sitruk and Dehbi.