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"Paradise Now" follows two Palestinian childhood friends who have been recruited for a strike on Tel Aviv and focuses on their last days together. When they are intercepted at the Israeli border and separated from their handlers, a young woman who discovers their plan causes them to reconsider their actions.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 99
- Fresh: 88
- Rotten: 11
- Average Rating: 7.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: ... remarkable ...
Fresh: Certainly what Said says will not come as a surprise to any Israeli. It's simply that they disagree. We may disagree, too, and yet watch the film with a fearsome fascination.
Fresh: The film offers food for thought, and reminds us that, in any war, one who understands the mindset of his opponent gains an important tactical advantage.
Fresh: [A] sensitive, occasionally didactic film.
A View from the Other Side
It troubles me that the only other review of this film was so negative. A far more accurate appraisal is to say that this film provides a seldom seen glimpse of the other side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is significant more so however in that it does not really levy any judgement on the actions of either side, but instead provides a fairly objective look at the situation. There can be no doubt this film will anger a great many viewers who hold strong opinions concerning the conflict, however that is only because it serves to remind us that the conflict is anything but simply understood.
It is a phisycological movie that allows you to enter the mind of the character Said and makes you understand what motivates him to do such a terrible act. In the end, we find that he was only one more victim of the system. After this, we need to review all our concepts.
A great perspective from the other side.