Broken Wings Synopsis
An Israeli midwife struggles to raise her four children after the death of her husband.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Evokes grand emotions -- anxiety, sadness, joy -- sometimes within moments of one another. Broken Wings has heart and a poetic soul.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
That the story is so oldfashioned and domestic and the family so average and secular is, in its way, the wind beneath this Broken Wings.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Heartfelt acting and a sometimes tragic but ultimately life-affirming story make this an unusually touching Israeli production.
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75

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Bergman's debut feature is tender yet disturbing, sad yet at times funny.
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75

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
There is much sadness in this finely wrought drama, winner of nine prizes at the Israeli Academy Awards, but the family's hard-won escape...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
This young writer-director's film seems more real and more moving than many recent political dramas from the Middle East - on either side.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This intimate, warmly made family portrait always feels true. The performances are particularly good.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The performances are uniformly strong - nuanced, realistic, lacking any wild, flailing emoting.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Bergman and his gifted cast do an excellent job portraying the wounded, but still vital, connections that help these people heal even as...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
A sensitive and well-observed drama that, while not breaking new ground, marks its director-screenwriter as someone to watch.
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Rated R | For Brief Nudity, Some Language and Drug Use