The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers
The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (2013)

The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers, is the 13th release by Moriah Films, the Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaking division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Based on the best- selling book by Ambassador Yehuda Avner, The Prime… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: October 18, 2013
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

What makes a good yarn and possibly an important book does not necessarily make for a consistently great or engaging movie.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

A wide and excellent array of archival footage and photos vividly accompany Avner's recitation.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

"The Prime Ministers" is, despite its minor flaws and advertised overstatement, is a must-see.

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

"The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers" takes on a vast subject - the history of the modern state of Israel - from a disappointingly narrow perspective.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

While not as comprehensive or objective as one would hope, this vivid documentary will prove fascinating to history buffs.

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Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

No matter what your political opinion about the Middle East, without understanding how we got to where we are is an indispensable component of determining where we are going next

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Sometimes so clunky, it suggests a return to the bad old days when nonfiction films could be mistaken for schoolroom torture devices.

Nicole Herrington
New York Times

A bit overstuffed with history and tales of perseverance, the film doesn't have room for balanced political analysis or even exposition at times.

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David Berry
National Post

This is a national history that feels like your great uncle trying to remember the time he went to Disneyland's Hall of Presidents.

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