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Everything is Illuminated

Rated PG-13 for disturbing images/violence, sexual content and language.

PG-13 In Theaters 09/16/2005 , 106min.
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October 21, 2010
mznewyorker15
this is a movie worth seeing!!!! watch it 4 times and looking forward to the next

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Washington Post
A clinically adequate, occasionally above-average art house film. In certain moments, it has all the subtlety and illumination one should ever need. Full Review
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
Schreiber takes Foer's sprawling, multilayered, multigenerational beast and hones it into a post-Glasnost buddy picture; a polished nugget of a road movie, focused mainly on Alex and Jonathan's growing sense of identification with each other and with their origins. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Though not as far-reaching as the book from which it was adapted, Everything Is Illuminated is a movie with wit, warmth and unabashed emotion. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
Taken on its own, without comparison with its literary source, the movie, Mr. Schreiber's first as writer and director, is thin and soft, whimsical when it should be darkly funny and poignant when it should be devastating. Full Review
David Edelstein
Slate
Everything Is Illuminated is not a fiasco, but in some ways I'd have preferred a fiasco—something overreaching and inchoate instead of this self-consciously artistic mood piece. Full Review

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