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Footnote Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    82

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It's one of the smartest and most merciless comedies to come along in a while. It centers on an area of fairly narrow interest, but in its study of human nature, it is deep and takes no prisoners.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Footnote is itself a perfect little piece of Talmud, full of text, commentary, and colorful argument.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    Jewish and academically inclined audiences worldwide will respond to numerous aspects of this unusual drama, although it is paradoxically both too broad and too esoteric for the general art house public.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    The main thing with Cedar's film, I think, is to approach it not as a farce, not as a drama, not as a mystery, not as any genre in particular. It's a comic nightmare, in the vein of the Coen brothers' "A Serious Man," and Cedar proves masterly at playing the stakes for real.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Footnote does function as a character study, an exceptionally rich one.

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