• Released
  • September 20, 2013
  • NR , 1 hr 47 min
  • Drama
  • 5 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A Palestinian refugee and an Israeli pilot form a bond as they try to escape from Beirut in 1982.

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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The combination of youthful irreverence and military indoctrination is jarring.
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63

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
A scene between Yoni and Fahed in the pilot’s makeshift holding cell is a microcosm of everything that’s right about the movie, and not...
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60

Total Film

By Neil Smith
Neatly juxtaposes the beauty of the landscape with the enmities it engenders.
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55

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Zaytoun is different: This time, the director allows his characters to cross the frontier. That makes for a story that's sweeter, but also...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Well-intentioned but heavy-handed.
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50

The Playlist

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Despite some great character work, the film's journey comes across as pedestrian at best.
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
It's just all too breezy to have any real effect.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Dalton
The film’s facile message of cross-cultural unity owes more to fairy tale than reality, but the action is slick and the story gripping.
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30

Village Voice

Alternating abruptly between road-trip comedy and war-through-a-child's-eyes melodrama, the film's tonal inconsistency prevents the story...
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30

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
In grabbing for the heart this one-size-fits-all fable sadly ignores the mind.
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Rated NR