Divine Intervention Synopsis
Lovers (Elia Suleiman, Manal Khader) observe events at an Israeli checkpoint.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
About the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but it treats war as a cosmic joke and its participants as hapless but recognizably human clowns.
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80

Film Threat

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Wonderfully effective, funny and yet horrific film.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Divine Intervention is the "Dr. Strangelove" of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, bringing barely acknowledged fears to the surface so they...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Academy accepts submissions only from real countries, and Palestine isn't one. This is as good a joke, and as dark, as anything in the...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Jonathan Curiel
Romantic and even silly -- a combination that makes Divine Intervention an almost irresistible work of art.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A mordant and bleak comedy, almost without dialogue, about Palestinians under Israeli occupation.
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70

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
This hilariously low-key film is punctuated by inspired wish-fulfillment fantasy sequences filled with pro-Palestinian imagery that would...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Too fragmented to be much more than a flip of the finger to history; the movie, with its mostly mute characters, is too content to plod.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Suleiman isn't much for words, but when he's ready for action, there's no hiding his anger.
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50

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Thereare moving moments in this over-hyped satire by the Israeli-Arab writer-director-actor Elia Suleiman, and it's fascinating to get a...
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