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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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

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

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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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

What happens when idealism becomes power? That question is the driving force of Jeremy Kagan's inert yet strangely compelling film Golda's Balcony.

Gary Goldstein

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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