Wall (Mur)
Wall (Mur) (2004)

In the summer of 2002, Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon ordered the construction of a massive security wall, which would clearly define the border between Israel and Palestine and prevent Palestinian forces from easily entering Israeli… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 22, 2004
DVD Release Date: November 22, 2005
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John Leonard
New York Magazine/Vulture

This Special Jury Prize winner at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival has its doubts, rather too tentatively expressed, and its arguments might have been bolstered by considering the recent history of all the other architecture in the killing fields...

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

A deeply personal and unexpectedly poetic film.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a thoroughly awful, downright insulting piece of work.

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Janice Page
Boston Globe

Bitton poses the important questions, but too often she lets powerful responses get lost amid footage that lingers forever on some mundane location shot while interviews are happening mostly off camera.

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

Bitton is Frederick Wiseman-obsessive about the practical details that make this horrific arrangement work, but she's also an unabashed polemicist.

Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

[There are] numerous shots -- some of them several minutes long -- when there is no talk on the soundtrack....they may be an attempt at some kind of poetic meditation, but they merely come across as dull.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

While all this might have made for a potent short subject, the abstract visual monotony begins to wear thin shortly into the 98-minute running time.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

[A] stately, outraged partisan nonfiction film.

Jordan Hiller

Wall is simply a poorly crafted means to begin the discussion.

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