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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Shot in the West Bank, the film radiates authenticity. Even when he plays the action like a thriller, Abu-Assad is in search of a deeper truth. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    A compelling, tightly made political thriller. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A valuable film, provided one doesn't ask too much of it. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Paradise Now plays like Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot," but with explosives. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    At the stunning conclusion, you feel as if the weight of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has come down on your head. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    While nothing truly new or shocking emerges, the film does bring clarity and compassion to its depiction of an act that baffles, angers and sickens people the world over. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    A thoughtful, unsparing look at a controversial subject: suicide bombing. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's an intricate, sometimes implausible ideological thriller that might be better as a smaller-scaled, less% preachy psychological drama. Still, "Paradise" catches and keeps your attention because of its daring subject, real-life backdrops and the intensity of its actors. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Riveting. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    Propaganda is terror's best friend, but Paradise Now is clever enough to make that buddy work for our side for a change. show more

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