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Not Rated In Theaters 09/20/2013 , 107min.
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The Playlist
Despite some great character work, the film's journey comes across as pedestrian at best. Full Review
Andrew Lapin
The Dissolve
Though Dorff isn’t the only thing wrong with Zaytoun, he is still its biggest liability, and the rare case where one miscast role ruins a film’s essential premise. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
The fact that the film’s title is an Arabic word for “olive,” as in holding out said branch to your foes, gives you a sense of what Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis (Lemon Tree) is going for: a melodrama with a do-we-all-not-bleed? moral. Full Review
Jeannette Catsoulis
The New York Times
In grabbing for the heart this one-size-fits-all fable sadly ignores the mind. Full Review
Mark Jenkins
Zaytoun is different: This time, the director allows his characters to cross the frontier. That makes for a story that's sweeter, but also less convincing. Full Review

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