• Released
  • January 18, 2002
  • NR , 1 hr 38 min
  • Drama
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Time of Favor Synopsis
An Orthodox rabbi wants a holy shrine un
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Boston Globe

By Loren King
Time of Favor, which boasts a haunting score, is an unflinching, complex portrait of a modern Israel that is rarely seen on-screen.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The tone is balanced, reflective and reasonable. Avni is a major star in Israel, and he is an actor with world-class charm.
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New Times (L.A.)

By Bill Gallo
Despite a couple of low-budget, rookie-director rough spots, this fascinating look at Israel in ferment feels as immediate as the latest...
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Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
One of the most successful, provocative and intensely contemporary of Israeli films, so much so that to watch it is to feel the country...
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Emerges as an intelligent portrayal of the repercussions of single-minded religious fervor, and of the way the willingness to suffer for a...
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Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
Flawed but engrossing thriller. Highly atmospheric, it gets its charge by dramatizing religious millennialism in a region that is the world...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Interestingly for an Israeli movie, the bombers are not Palestinians -- they're young, ultra-Orthodox fanatics.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The set-up revolves around a draggy love triangle, while the climax -- slo-mo leap through the air and all -- could have come out of any...
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Despite its rare look at the tensions between religious and secular soldiers in a settlement on the occupied West Bank, it's a pretty...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Hobbled with pedestrian direction, a dull visual style and a last act awash in obvious bang-bang melodrama.
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Rated NR