Walk on Water

Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    Fox falters a bit with the narrative, but offers a fascinating treatment of the issues facing the descendents of Jewish victims and their German persecutors, as well as one of the most chilling birthday parties ever filmed.
  2. Well-meaning but implausible story.
  3. 60
    When it unexpectedly shifts back into its initial thriller mode, Walk On Water loses in human drama what it gains in tidiness, revealing itself as a film that carries more weight in its light scenes than its heavy moments can sustain.
  4. Despite its flaws, Walk on Water is a sometimes engaging story of emotional opposites who become mystifyingly attracted to each other.
  5. 50
    Attempts the miraculous but achieves the adequate.
  6. 50
    Fox can't decide if Walk on Water is a terrorist thriller or a gay buddy story, and neither can the viewer.
  7. 50
    The complex questions Walk on Water raises receive only confused answers.
  8. 40
    Walk on Water makes you wonder what the Mossad is teaching its field agents these days.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Mar 4, 2011
    9
    A good example of the current (i.e. post-2000) manner of treating gay characters in feature films. They're there, in the same way thatA good example of the current (i.e. post-2000) manner of treating gay characters in feature films. They're there, in the same way that straight men and women and the old and minority groups and children are there: all part of the palette drawn on by the writer and director, but not central to the action *because* they're gay. Convincing performances by all involved in this movie, which is very much worth seeing; amazingly for action films these days, there's not much violence and not much nudity. Full Review »
  2. JaideepP.
    Sep 25, 2006
    10
    Excellent movie, really well done. Tackles an interesting issue from multiple angles. The relevance of the Nazi era to modern Israelis, Excellent movie, really well done. Tackles an interesting issue from multiple angles. The relevance of the Nazi era to modern Israelis, nationalism, fear of the enemy, German self-image regarding WW II...Balanced, realistic. Full Review »
  3. patb.
    May 15, 2006
    9
    This movie wasn't supposed to answer questions--it was supposed to raise them. It had a wide scope, difficult to address, perhaps, in This movie wasn't supposed to answer questions--it was supposed to raise them. It had a wide scope, difficult to address, perhaps, in one film, but it certainly should make people think and feel, the result of any good film. Full Review »