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Amin Jaafari (Ali Suliman) an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society, has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But his picture-perfect life is turned upside down when a suicide bombing leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife Sihem (Evgenia Dodena), who also died in the explosion, was responsible. Convinced of her innocence, Amin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and searches for the truth about her life and death uncovering a startling secret.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 53
- Fresh: 47
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 7.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: [An] intelligent, involving movie that's by turns a murder mystery and a politically charged argument about contemporary Palestinian identity.
Fresh: Though it's never less than involving, it grows in stature as it unfolds and ends as a more subtle and disturbing film about love, loss and tragedy than we might initially expect.
Fresh: This doleful and nuanced Middle Eastern tragedy is unlike any other recent film from the region in various ways.
Fresh: Suliman, who plays Amin, also starred in Paradise Now, and it's no stretch to say The Attack is the most urgent, unblinking movie about the Israeli-Palestinian divide since that 2005 stunner.
An adventure to watch and think about
This is a terrific movie that moves your mind as much as it moves your heart. The story of the film stays away from too-easy conclusions and lets viewers think for themselves about the difficult problems of faith, peace and destiny. It is the sort of film that stays with you long after you’ve watched it. The acting is tremendously graceful and the texture and direction of the film brings real artfulness to a difficult subject.
Amazing Story.. Worth The Expense to Buy
I saw this movie last year at the TIFF and it is by far one of my favorites. The story line will make you think twice about any perceptions we have of what a terrorist looks like or even their motivation. I promise .. you wont be disappointed if you buy this movie.
Sorry, but this just seems like a movie to justify terrorism. Yes, The Israeli/Palestinian problem is a complicated one with many sides. But this just attempts to justify cowardly mass-murder. Pass on this one.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2013
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