• Released
  • August 6, 2010
  • (Limited NY only 8/6, Expands LA only 8/13)
  • R , 1 hr 34 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
Lebanon Synopsis
A new gunner (Yoav Donat) joins an Israeli tank the day Israel invades southern Lebanon.
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Critic Ratings

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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Offers a view of war that is anything but epic. Instead of sweeping battles and swooping fighter planes, in Lebanon we are brought into the...
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It's an uncompromising drama, not easy to watch. And it is one of the year's highlights.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It took writer-director Samuel ''Shmulik'' Maoz nearly 30 years to make this disturbing, visceral, personal film.
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Never before, not even in the claustrophobic submarine epic "Das Boot," has a physical point of view so completely dictated a philosophical...
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Lebanon gives us viscerally violent, intensely distressing glimpses into war's annihilation of people, places, and communities.
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88

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Harrowing and grueling, Lebanon ends on a gentle, hopeful note.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

The emotional traumas of young Israeli soldiers drafted into the war with Lebanon in the 1980s are recounted through the eyes of a tank...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
As good as the film is in conveying the feeling of the walls closing in, it has to be said that the script won't win any prizes for...
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70

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
The movie ends powerfully, with a sudden pileup of fright, death and a disconcerting glimpse of beauty. If Lebanon's goal is to keep the...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Director Samuel Maoz's gripping you-are-there feel does for tanks what "Das Boot" did for submarines, and that chokehold only gets tighter...
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Better than Hurt Locker

By SimAlex2000
There's a kind of claustrophobic intensity here that is hard to describe, but utterly brilliant. Lots of sitting around and nervously waiting, and then BAM, the action is almost abstract. Wonderfully...

Lebanon

By irmaelaine
Very intense, but still enjoyable....

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Rated R | For disturbing bloody war violence, some nudity, sexual references and language