Jerusalem
Jerusalem (2013)

Through the unrivaled beauty and visceral nature of the IMAX (R) experience, JERUSALEM seeks to increase public understanding and appreciation for Jerusalem's historical, spiritual, cultural and artistic uniqueness, as well as… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 20, 2013
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

You can all but feel the heat of blazing candles in the Orthodox pre-Easter ritual of the Holy Fire in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the most impressive scene in a dazzling film.

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Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe

This IMAX spectacular largely does what it's supposed to: fascinate, educate, and visually wow the audience, in 45 minutes or less.

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

You don't just go to Jerusalem. You experience Jerusalem. Those are the words of the director of this phenomenal documentary.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

The film is at its most moving, paradoxically, when the camera gets down to street level, seeming to squeeze, for example, into a small shop in the walled Old City, where two men play backgammon amid claustrophobically over-hung racks of trinkets.

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Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto

The film effectively answers why this one place, not even a square kilometre in size, is such prime religious real estate, but it barely gestures toward the blood that has been paid for it.

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Jay Stone
Canada.com

The film unearths some of this history as well, even if at times it feels like a quick course in comparative religion. Its message is familiar -- let's all try to get along -- but the views are remarkable.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Laudable for turning armchair tourism into a breathtaking experience - a viewer can truly feel as if he or she has gone inside a number of fantastic, ancient places.

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

Benedict Cumberbatch narrates with effortless authority but it's the personal stories of three attractive young women, present day inhabitants representing the three faiths, which make this a moving and vital production.

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