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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

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  3. Negative: 3 out of 16

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Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

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  1. The film is hampered by a somewhat shallow, soap-operatic climax. But Knoller is superb as a practical man trying to balance reason and emotion. Fox does an excellent job capturing the claustrophobia of army life, made all the more suffocating by having to hide one's true self.
  2. 75
    The lazy story takes on a passion and urgency that peaks in an emotional finale.
  3. If the situation has all the ingredients of a shrill, tearful melodrama, the filmmaker, working from a taut screenplay by Avner Bernheimer that doesn't waste a word or a gesture, keeps the emotional lid firmly in place.