Must go / must not

By mkace
Written March 10, 2012
If you really care deeply about family dynamics and moral choices and how life get in the way of all of it, this movie will bee your bible. This is one of those extremely rare works that gets around your inner critic and embeds itself directly in your consciousness. Easily one of the 10 best ever!
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Footnote is worth your time!

By stev6543212
Written May 03, 2012
It's interesting both in content and style. Go see it!
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No closer at the end of the movie

By mailrg60
Written March 11, 2012
The movie is great, great story, great dialogs and authentic, My only problem is the end of the movie. I was puzzled. There is no closer, to twist, nothing to indicate a conclusion. The way this movie ends is disappointing and it spoiled the whole movie experience for me. But still I recommend it !
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A tragedy with a cynical ending

By HamzLaw
Written April 08, 2012
Worth seeing, but barely. The critics are probably throwing 100-scores at it because they are bored from the usual Hollywood clutter. This film is unique and interesting at a couple levels, but it is not a 100. At times it gets predictable, but overall it is admittedly fresher than many. But make no mistake: this is not a comedy. It is occasionally amusing, but it is not and could never have meant to be a comedy. It is certainly not funny; moreover, it does contain some harsh feelings by many characters against the others, some surprisingly dark. And although the ending is somewhat provocative, it is neither light nor funny, or rewarding. The deliberate pace, uniqueness, and overall intrigue of the film's statement about fathers, sons, and the politics of higher academia make it somewhat worthy, but it is not a must-see experience. Score it closer to 65 or 70.
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Thoroughly Enjoyable

By jlivnat
Written March 12, 2012
An accurate depiction of the academic world, the pursuit of recognition, and a wonderful description of father-son strained relationship.
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