Time of Favor
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Issues of love, loyalty, and faith are set on a collision course in this award-winning drama. Rabbi Meltzer (Asi Dayan) is a respected Orthodox rabbi and leader of a yeshiva school in a remote section of the Judean hills. One of the Rabbi's favorite causes is returning Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock to the control of Israel -- a holy shrine in the ancient city that Moslems use as a mosque and Jews call Temple Mount. With this goal in mind, the Rabbi organizes a military unit comprised of his students, with military officer Menachem (Aki Avni) serving as an advisor. While Menachem agrees… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Stylistically, it resembles a well-intentioned, earnest TV problem drama from the late '60s."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Just as the recent Argentine film Son of the Bride reminded us that a feel-good movie can still show real heart, Time of Favor presents us with an action movie that actually has a brain."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"A good thriller."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"Places a slightly believable love triangle in a difficult-to-swallow setting, and then disappointingly moves the story into the realm of an improbable thriller."
‑ Laura Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"The package in which this fascinating -- and timely -- content comes wrapped is disappointingly generic."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A headline-fresh thriller set among orthodox Jews on the West Bank, Joseph Cedar's Time Of Favor manages not only to find a compelling dramatic means of addressing a complex situation, it does so without compromising that complexity."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"An unflinching, complex portrait of a modern Israel that is rarely seen on-screen."
‑ Loren King, Boston Globe
"Earnest but heavy-handed."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"I enjoyed Time of Favor while I was watching it, but I was surprised at how quickly it faded from my memory."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"This is really just another genre picture."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"Cedar takes a very open-minded approach to this sensitive material, showing impressive control, both visually and in the writing."
‑ Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail
"The tone is balanced, reflective and reasonable."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Time of Favor could have given audiences the time of day by concentrating on the elements of a revealing alienation among a culture of people who sadly are at hostile odds with one another through recklessness and retaliation."
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"This fascinating look at Israel in ferment feels as immediate as the latest news footage from Gaza and, because of its heightened, well-shaped dramas, twice as powerful."
‑ Bill Gallo, New Times
"Moderately involving despite bargain-basement photography and hackneyed romance."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
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