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      Footnote

      PG Released Mar 9, 2012 1h 46m Comedy Drama List
      88% Tomatometer 91 Reviews 72% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings Talmud scholar Eliezer Shkolnik (Shlomo Bar-Aba) has worked in obscurity at Jerusalem's Hebrew University. In contrast, Eliezer's son, Uriel (Lior Ashkenazi), also an academic, has published many books and received numerous accolades. Eliezer looks down on his son's achievements and pursuit of fame, and so the pair have a rocky relationship. Their rivalry comes to a head when Eliezer receives word that, at long last, he is the recipient of the prestigious Israeli Prize. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      J. Hoberman Tablet Everything now in place, Footnote's almost wordless last 15 minutes are exquisitely choreographed. May 3, 2016 Full Review Stanley Kauffmann The New Republic At the last... Footnote is so intelligently and deftly made that we are glad it exists. Jun 18, 2013 Full Review Roger Moore Tribune News Service A dry academic tragi-comedy about academic blackballing, scholarship and taking stock of how you've spent, or misspent, your life. Rated: 3/4 Jan 1, 2013 Full Review Diego Batlle Otroscines.com Cedar proves he has ideas and talent, but his film is uneven. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 5.5/10 Oct 4, 2022 Full Review David Bax Battleship Pretension In many ways, this movie exasperated me. It's almost as if, despite his obvious talents, the director was daring me to enjoy his film. Mar 16, 2021 Full Review Debbie Lynn Elias Behind The Lens Footnote is a poignant, witty, well crafted film that employs exemplary cinematography and visual metaphoric reference set to a score that soars with lyricism and emotion, setting the tone for the non-Hebrew speaking audience. Nov 26, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Georgan G The premise is quite amusing & dramatic. There are lots of interesting themes & I was hooked. However, my big disappointment was the ending where absolutely nothing was tied up. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/24 Full Review dave s Joseph Cedar's Footnote sets its sights on academic bureaucracy and, more importantly, the fragile dynamics of family relationships. In this case, the focus is on father and son, Talmud scholars and researchers existing in a passive aggressive relationship fueled by resentment, jealousy, and simmering hostility. Written and directed by Cedar, it is filled with intelligent dialogue and smart directorial decisions. In an early scene, for example, the camera remains focused on the father's face for an extended period while the son gives a speech honoring him, allowing the audience to gauge the father's reactions and resulting emotions. As strong as the dialogue is, it is virtually dispensed with over the final ten minutes to allow the visuals to tell the story, brilliantly cinematic in its presentation. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review nefasto r Despite some good direction, smart writing and interesting photography "Footnote" got stranded in a couple of passages, and that did not allow me to enjoy the film as I was expecting to do. Nevertheless, with a strong start and an interesting closure, I found the film worthy to be watched. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Subtle, acerbic look at the human condition, with a dash of academia thrown in for good measure. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A must watch for those in the academia or you are into Jewish culture. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member This starkly dark Israeli comedy lampooning the brattish egocentrism among academia falls short of brilliance in the ham-fisted final act. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Talmud scholar Eliezer Shkolnik (Shlomo Bar-Aba) has worked in obscurity at Jerusalem's Hebrew University. In contrast, Eliezer's son, Uriel (Lior Ashkenazi), also an academic, has published many books and received numerous accolades. Eliezer looks down on his son's achievements and pursuit of fame, and so the pair have a rocky relationship. Their rivalry comes to a head when Eliezer receives word that, at long last, he is the recipient of the prestigious Israeli Prize.
      Director
      Joseph Cedar
      Producer
      David Mandil, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery
      Screenwriter
      Joseph Cedar
      Distributor
      Sony Pictures Classics
      Production Co
      United King Films
      Rating
      PG (Smoking|Language|Brief Nudity|Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Hebrew
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 9, 2012, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 25, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $4.1M
      Runtime
      1h 46m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SRD
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