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O Jerusalem Review

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1.0

Dave White Profile

How does one boil down complicated events into a soap opera? Read full review

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

  • 2.0
    39

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    As a pocket history of the battles over Jerusalem in the ’40s, O Jerusalem is serviceable enough. But all the melodrama cheapens the real drama, and turns a war-torn region into a soap-opera stage.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Whether on a Middle Eastern battlefield or the streets of New York, characters converse in stilted, expository mouthfuls that smother emotion.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    O Jerusalem has the virtue of energy, but it suffers from superficiality, particularly with regard to the characterizations.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety

    Features some first-rate cinematography and solid acting, but absolutely no sense of emotional boundaries.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Imagine watching Otto Preminger's equally silly 1960 "Exodus" now and you'll have O Jerusalem, minus Paul Newman's blue-eyed wink.

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