The Other Son
The Other Son (2012)

"The Other Son" is the moving and provocative tale of two young men -- one Israeli, the other Palestinian -- who discover they were accidentally switched at birth, and the complex repercussions facing them and their respective… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 26, 2012
DVD Release Date: March 19, 2013
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

It is easy to imagine other, darker, results after the opening accident, but Levy's film, pitched firmly as if it were the only possibility, makes it seem so.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

In the end, it seems, this is not a story about two families, and two lands. It's a story about one family, and one world.

Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

The ancient question of nature versus nurture is dramatically explored in "The Other Son," a memorable film about the concept of two infants being accidentally switched at birth.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A humane but emotionally anemic message movie whose dramatic craft doesn't live up to its good intentions.

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John Anderson

Levy handles with aplomb what could easily have been a messy mix of emotions and politics.

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Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

The Other Son is a hopeful, affective humanistic drama; infused with the incalculable weight of ideology and history.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Lévy generally succeeds in creating a compelling, humanistic family drama, even if some viewers may reject the movie's final note of optimism.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The intention here is plain - we are all human, we can all be family - but Levy weaves the mix of identity crises, cultural mingling and common ground slyly.

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Jim Schembri

This moving, emotionally concise human drama is easily one of the most remarkable films about the unending conflict in the Middle East.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A compelling drama that relies on the charisma of its two main characters and the way they deal with a delicate situation, but it leaves some loose ends and… More
Mark Hobin
Obviously the predicament that one's child is not your own would be traumatic news in and of itself. But placing the babies on either side of the… More
Dan Schultz
An intriguing, well acted story about two boys accidentally switched at birth, and how they and their families discover the truth after one of them applies to… More
Walter M.
"The Other Son" starts with Joseph Silberg(Jules Sitruk) finding his being inducted into the Israel Defense Forces getting a little complicated. This… More
Cynthia S.
Nice movie. Very touching. Good lessons for everyone...rather quickly done ending, though. Hate when they do that.