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  • Summary: An intimate semi-biographical portrait of Palestinians living as a minority in their own homeland between 1948 and the present day, from the acclaimed director of Divine Intervention. (IFC Films)
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  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Jan 8, 2011
    91
    Suleiman's most poignant moments are largely wordless. Nothing feels more affecting than Suleiman's ubiquitous frozen stare. Although he never utters a sound, his silence speaks volumes about the inability to resolve the social ramifications of Middle Eastern strife.
  2. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Jan 13, 2011
    83
    By making the jokes more personal, Suleiman charts the process by which the concept of "home" loses its meaning.
  3. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    Jan 3, 2011
    80
    A touching and insightful black comedy that gracefully spans sixty years.
  4. Reviewed by: Anthony Lane
    Jan 10, 2011
    80
    This is typical Suleiman, as anyone who saw his no less wondrous work "Divine Intervention" (2002), can testify.
  5. 75
    Living in a part of the world where politics, and the pursuit of politics by warring means, are the rule, director Elia Suleiman is the exception.
  6. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    Feb 3, 2011
    75
    Some of the movie probably will mystify viewers not steeped in Middle Eastern history and culture, but a good deal of the humor can be appreciated by anybody.
  7. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jan 7, 2011
    40
    Unfortunately, the stylistic repetition and intensely one-sided viewpoint only undermine his (Suleiman) goal.

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