The Other Son Synopsis
A musician preparing to join the Israeli army learns that he was given to the wrong family when he was a baby.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
When the mistake is discovered, how do the families react? What disturbs them more: that their son has been raised as an enemy or that he...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Lévy gets expectedly strong work from the veteran Devos and outstanding performances from Sitruk and Dehbi.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's done persuasively enough that you wonder how you'd feel under similar circumstances.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A parablelike melodrama with obvious symbolic meaning.
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75

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Sentimental? Certainly, but in a part of the world where hope and optimism haven't shown their faces in a long time, it's hard not to feel...
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
The movie doesn't need to preach a "we're all equal" message. When we watch the boys bond with their new kin over food or music, then see...
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Some may scoff when the boys exhibit traits and interests derived from the biological parents they never knew, but The Other Son is such a...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

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Making a feel-good movie about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could be a recipe for disaster, but French writer-director Lorraine Levy...
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Ms. Levy's film gets to say affecting things about the mysteries of identity, and the ironies of ancient enmity. If we can assume, from the...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This beautifully photographed drama is well-played throughout with great conscience without becoming heavy-handed.
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So good on so many levels!

By Svsunbeam
This movie is beautifully done. It shows how love is more powerful than rigid inflexible beliefs about racial differences. The last spoken sentence is powerful. Take your teenagers....

Beautifully Touching and Heartfelt.

By Alon Patterson
The divisiveness of cultures can often stir strong emotions in those who empathize with one side or the other. Making a film like this without being political or taking sides is near impossible to...

Powerful and haunting

By madym
This exquisite little film slowly builds its story..... and afterward the viewer is left with questions about inequality, friendship, happenstance,rapprochement and so much more.... I'm still...

The Other Son

By Charles Berky
Should be seen by folks of all faiths. Leave it to women to bring mutual respect and trust. Guess we need more women leaders in this world to help put politics aside....

A FABULOUS FRENCH FILM ABOUT 18 YEAR OLD BOYS WHO WERE ACCIDENTALLY SWITCHED AT BIRTH. AN ISRAELI JEW AND A PALESTINIAN MUSLIM.

By Peneflix
French director Lorraine Levy has created a nightmarish scenario that evolves into a unique and quite beautiful movie... Imagine living harmoniously for eighteen years, cradled in a niche of...

The Other Son

By answers999
this is a special story that shows a boy that is has been loved from birth to the age of 18 is your child for life. Also, it gives a realistic view of conditions in Isreal....

The Other Son

By CineLady
Truly amazing story that is plausible. One leaves with more questions than answers. The emphasis on facial expressions tells more than any dialogue. Lots of interesting contrasts and definite...

The other son

By Cats3
Excellent movie, it reached your emotions. Highly recommend....

Fabulous

By velmacromer
This is an excellent movie. I want to see it again because there is so much subtlety in the treatment of the plot....

Review of The Other Brother

By Painter14
Loved this heart-warming movie. It goes back to basics, love thy brother, literally!! An all around winner!!!...

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Rated PG-13 | For for a scene of violence, brief language and drug use