Walk on Water
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An Israeli agent with a license to kill is thrown off his game by two people who challenge his deeply held assumptions in this drama. Eyal (Lior Ashkenazi) is an agent with Mossad, the Israeli intelligence and security force. A man capable of making snap moral judgments but unwilling to reveal his emotions, Eyal has been burying himself in his often bloody work since the death of his wife. Eyal's latest assignment is to try to learn the whereabouts of a Nazi war criminal; as it happens, his granddaughter Pia (Carolina Peters) is in Israel spending time on a kibbutz, and when he learns that… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Terrific Israeli drama."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Israeli filmmaker Fox and his cast create vivid, recognisable characters who dare to grapple with untouchable topics."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"An ambitious film, wrapped inside the package of a thriller, that delivers on most - if not all - of its lofty aspirations."
‑ Jeffrey Bruner, Des Moines Register
"Ashkenazi ... (is) believable as an instrument of crude justice, a good soldier who's only just beginning to question his orders."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Honorable but not particularly affecting..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"The film deals with many serious issues, some of them only superficially, but Fox places them all in the context of the growing friendship between the two opposites."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"An entertaining, sensitive thriller highlighted by Lior Ashkenazi, a babe magnet if there ever was one, that only falls apart with its simplistic, feel-good climax."
‑ Tony Medley, tonymedley.com
"Most definitely, there's something happening here."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"In spite of the string of false notes struck at the close, Walk on Water leaves you with much to admire and to ponder, including a trio of fine performances."
‑ Thomas Peyser, Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
"What holds all the divisions of Walk on Water, and the rest of Fox's ambitious but slightly far-flung agenda, together is Ashkenazi's stirring performance."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"The negotiation of each character's burdensome collective history as they try to figure out how to proceed into a more rational future, makes for engaging and articulate multinational storytelling."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"Fast moving and intelligent enough to hold the interest of anyone with a marginal understanding of politics and history."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"It's essentially a personal drama, but the fact that it plays out within the barest framework of a genre thriller gives it a weird, appealing edge."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"As frustrating and overbearing as parts of the film are, the inability to pin it down completely does makes it all the more watchable."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"The history of this film sparkles with fresh thinking."
‑ Jackie Loohauis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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