• Released
  • November 3, 2000
  • NR , 2 hr 4 min
  • War Drama
    Drama
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90

L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
Though Kippur seems a creature radically different -- more nakedly autobiographical, more naturalistic, more forgiving -- from Gitai's highly conceptual and stylized body of work, there are clear thematic continuities.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A story about the ravages of one war on a single man's soul and psyche becomes an eloquent plea for peace.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Intense, autobiographically based drama.
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80

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Perhaps more than any war film in recent memory, Kippur is about the actual work of combat.
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79

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Formally astute, visually arresting, and fearlessly horrifying.
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75

Miami Herald

Shot mostly with a hand-held camera and in the gray hues you expect from the gruesome landscape, Kippur is highly sophisticated in its action scenes.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Both a blood-churning war movie and a mind-stirring antiwar movie, focusing not on guts and glory but on the stark realities of real battlefield experience.
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67

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
At more than two hours, Kippur is something of an ordeal.
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63

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Undeniably powerful, grimly fascinating.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Rather than heightening our sense of empathy, we become numbed by the repetition.
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75 out of 100
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