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Rated PG for thematic elements, brief nudity, language and smoking.

PG In Theaters 03/9/2012 , 105min.
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Critic score based on 27 reviews

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September 01, 2012
A pretty boring movie overall; although it does explore the human desire for recognition that we all possess. Too bad there is hardly any action though.
April 29, 2012
For those who are not geaky Isreali intelectuals, this movie is a torture.
April 29, 2012
Unsatisfying ending. As if they couldnt think of something more interesting so just gave up on it Can't imagine 100% viewer review. Several people leaving with me all sort of shaking their heads. We watched this interesting story for this? Bummer.
April 20, 2012
great study of human nature
April 19, 2012
amazing peek into the psyche of a father and son relationship. painful to watch and recognize what is really happening here. excellent film, really captures the whole family connection. all the members truly play an important role.

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Washington Post
Most footnotes don't get a passing glance, but this one proves worthy of careful study. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
It is a truism that academic arguments are so passionate because the stakes are so small. Footnote, a wonderful new film from the American-born Israeli director Joseph Cedar, at once affirms this conventional wisdom and calls it into question. Full Review
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
Israeli writer-director Joseph Cedar imbues his tale of academic maneuvering, misunderstanding and mystery with the zest of passion and the zing of intrigue, It's a vivacious film, having its little fun with suspense-flick conventions (including Amit Poznansky's bouncing score) that build to a climactic finish. Full Review
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
Joseph Cedar's Footnote is a sour, rather unpleasant affair that hinges on acts of Jews behaving badly. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Footnote does function as a character study, an exceptionally rich one. Full Review

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