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Praying With Lior Review

  • Release Date: Feb 01, 2008
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 27 min.
  • Genres: Art House/Foreign, Documentary
  • Director:Ilana Trachtman

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

  • 4.0
    68

    out of 100

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

  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    What makes this involving beyond its subject's slightly freakish fascination is helmer Ilana Trachtman's capturing of a complex family dynamic in which Lior isn't the only intriguing personality.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Patiently and delicately, Ms. Trachtman teases out the tricky dynamics of a family dealing with a disabled child.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Though the film gets a bit repetitive, in its moving climax Lior does more than just have his bar mitzvah -- he earns it.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    Trachtman says she made the film to illustrate the plight of disabled Americans who must contend with houses of worship that lack handicapped access, but her documentary itself isn’t always so sensitive.

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