• Released
  • February 7, 2003
  • Drama
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80

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Gitai uses fictionalized characters to dramatize historical reality, and while minimalist in its presentation, the film becomes nearly operatic in its intensity.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The drama makes up in intellectual weight what it sometimes lacks in psychological interest and cinematic realism.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Has the stilted, slightly surreal feel of a stage piece. Sometimes it works, but too often it doesn't.
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40

Variety

By Derek Elley
A largely dull history lesson…stripped of any backgrounding, peopled with archetypes rather than fully-drawn characters, and features self-consciously arty direction that gets in the way of story-telling.
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30

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
Mesmerizingly bad filmmaking.
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30

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
But for all its provocation, Kedma is an often dull, incoherent film, and its characters remain frustratingly sketchy
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10

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Kedma makes for a clumsy, lugubrious history lesson.
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36 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.