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Based on 9 Critics
  • Though this gorgeously animated affair showcases the artist's freewheeling style and colorful arabesque imagery, its rambling episodic structure is not quite the cat's meow, even if it remains a thoroughly enjoyable take on Judaism in early 20th century North Africa. show more

  • Despite its flaws, the film is at least a consistent vision, attesting through both its story and animation to the rabbi's right to be different while also striving for human solidarity. show more

  • The movie is trying to do far too much and doesn't do anything well. "Ambitious" isn't the word here; "random" is more like it. show more

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