Golda's Balcony
Golda's Balcony (2007)

Inspired by the record-breaking Broadway hit that sold out for 15 straight months in New York City before being voted Best Touring Play of 2006, Tony award-winning playwright William Gibson's reflection on the life of Israeli Prime… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 10, 2007
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

[An] excellent adaptation of William Gibson's stage play.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

We chart the growth of a woman and a country at the same time, a tough assignment that Harper tackles with humor and passion (even if her Kissinger impersonation could use a little work).

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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine

The brink of annihilation looks like a low-budget music video.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Jeremy Kagan's green-screen filmization, in its over-busy editing, ever-changing angles and constantly shifting backdrops, strips the play of its starkness, leaving disproportionate schmaltz and propaganda.

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John Anderson
Newsday

The big question is whether Harper's one-woman film creates a memorable character out of a woman with whom many audiences will be very familiar. The answer has to be no.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Fortunately, no amount of optical wizardry and quick-change trickery can disguise the fundamental power of Harper's performance, a revelatory turn that's transformative in every sense of the term.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Golda's Balcony makes one yearn for Ingrid Bergman's portrayal of Meir in the 1982 TV biopic A Woman Called Golda.

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Helen Shaw
Time Out New York

Meir needed her wars to appear defensive; sadly, in this ill-considered exercise, the filmmakers commit an indubitably offensive act.

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Gary Goldstein
Reel.com

Though, for today's movie-going audience, Golda's Balcony may have limited appeal, it's a moving and vital story with many satisfying moments.

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