Tehilim (2007)

When faced with a bizarre crisis, a contemporary Jewish family finds itself torn between legalistic ancient teachings and the modernity necessary for daily problem-solving, in Raphael Nadjari's spiritually themed psychological drama… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 6, 2007
DVD Release Date: March 31, 2009
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Modest to a fault, the introverted family drama Tehilim circles an unsolved mystery and unresolved emotions.

Lisa Nesselson

Exploring unresolved loss with docu-like veracity, this intimate, disturbing tale will prove more frustrating than enlightening for many viewers, despite its conversation-sparking premise.

J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Indifferently shot and only competently acted, Tehilim derives its emotional force from the inchoate spiritual torment that the older son suffers.

Emanuel Levy

Despite an interesting premise and a good background (contempo Jerusalem), this is a dull, frustrating family melodrama, the weakest of the 3 Israeli films shown in 2007 Cannes Film Festival; the other two are Jellyfish and The Band's Visit.

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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter

Narrow focus will limit the film's appeal severely.

Brandon Judell

The cast is superb, the direction flawless, and the film unmistakably consequential.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
An unfocused drama that, despite a promising premise, never delves into the themes that it only touches upon, ending on a pretty vague note - and it… More