• Released
  • October 26, 2012
  • (NY, LA)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 45 min
  • Drama
  • 49 Fan Ratings
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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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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Boston Globe

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

By Steven Rea
A parablelike melodrama with obvious symbolic meaning.
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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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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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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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The Hollywood Reporter

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