New Jerusalem
New Jerusalem (2012)

A former soldier finds himself in a new land and dealing with unfamiliar attitudes in this independent drama from filmmaker R. Alverson. Born and raised in Ireland, Sean (Colm O'Leary) came to the United States and joined the Army,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 30, 2012
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The movie is undeniably sincere, but it's oblique to the point of being opaque.

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Sherilyn Connelly
Village Voice

While New Jerusalem's rigid formalism will surely be off-putting to some, there's beauty to be found in the film's sheen of placid grime.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

An intense study of these two men and their barren work in a shabby store by the side of a highway.

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Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine

Unlike the soul-searching characters from Old Joy, which also stars Will Oldham, Ike and Sean always feel as if they've fallen out of the sky just for the film's setup.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

[Feels] like an acting exercise in search of a theater class ...

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