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Waltz With Bashir Review

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4.5

Dave White Profile

...the feel-bad movie of the season. Read full review

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

  • 5.0
    91

    out of 100

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

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Waltz With Bashir has transcended the definitions of ''cartoon'' or ''war documentary'' to be classified as its own brilliant invention.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    It is personal filmmaking of the highest order, recognized with an Academy Award nomination for best foreign film.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    An absolute stunner, a feature-length animated documentary, from Israel, in which the force of moving drawings amplifies eerily powerful accounts of war, shaky remembrance and rock-solid repression.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    The chosen style of animation leads to a distracting choppiness that renders the movements, gestures and facial expressions of the interviewees unconvincing. The other problem is that, memory naturally being something that returns in fits and starts, the film is rarely able to sustain any consistent narrative thrust.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    This is a powerful, poignant and provocative film, told in an unconventional and effective fashion.

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