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Based on 6 Reviews
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  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Directors Patrick Alexander Stewart, Gina M. Angelone and Mouna B. Stewart have failed to construct the often emotional personal accounts into a compelling film. show more

  • 63
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Technically, the film isn’t terribly exciting: talking heads interspersed with shots of young people making their symbolic “leap of faith” from the walls. But the directors have chosen eloquent interviewees, and the passionate attachment they feel for their city gives the film heart. show more

  • 40
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    This brief film often feels like an extended gripe session instead of something more profound or game-changing. show more

  • 40
    Nicolas Rapold The New York Times

    The film feels like a work of community advocacy. show more

  • 30
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    The three director-producers’ inability to come up with stronger narrative or thematic organization makes “It’s Better to Jump” play like the professionally polished side product of a vacation stay. show more

  • 20
    Nick Schager Village Voice

    Without comments from Akka's Jewish residents or any conflicting voices, the film plays like a propagandistic attempt to reshape historical and contemporary narratives. show more

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