O Jerusalem Synopsis
The story of two friends, one Jewish and one Arab, evolves as the state of Israel forms.
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Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
What is evident from the film is that there was never any chance these two peoples could make a peaceful coexistence.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Formulaic film recounts the tumultuous birth of Israel.
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50

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
As overstated and expository as a historical pageant, from the drippy music to a sputtering, running gag involving funky old jalopies to...
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50

Boston Globe

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Alas, it aspires to be an epic drama but suffers from an acute identity crisis: It can't decide if it wants to be history, drama, or a cry...
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50

Variety

Features some first-rate cinematography and solid acting, but absolutely no sense of emotional boundaries.
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Village Voice

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Imagine watching Otto Preminger's equally silly 1960 "Exodus" now and you'll have O Jerusalem, minus Paul Newman's blue-eyed wink.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

O Jerusalem has the virtue of energy, but it suffers from superficiality, particularly with regard to the characterizations.
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Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Makes the mistake of including too sweeping a scope in too small a movie and with too few resources.
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Whether on a Middle Eastern battlefield or the streets of New York, characters converse in stilted, expository mouthfuls that smother...
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Chicago Tribune

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As a pocket history of the battles over Jerusalem in the ’40s, O Jerusalem is serviceable enough. But all the melodrama cheapens the real...
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Very special and meaningful!

By jamiebloom
I thought it really told the story in a very heartfelt manner and really very touching....

Very Powerful

By movie_rater4
Great action movie for all types of audiences, but a 'must see' for arabs and jews. Compassionate and human....

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Rated R | For some war scenes