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      Golda's Balcony

      2007 1h 35m Biography List
      63% Tomatometer 19 Reviews 57% Audience Score 100+ Ratings The story of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir (Valerie Harper). Read More Read Less

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      Helen Shaw Time Out Rated: 1/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Amy Nicholson Boxoffice Magazine The brink of annihilation looks like a low-budget music video. May 5, 2010 Full Review Ella Taylor L.A. Weekly [An] excellent adaptation of William Gibson's stage play. Oct 18, 2007 Full Review Ken Fox TV Guide Fortunately, no amount of optical wizardry and quick-change trickery can disguise the fundamental power of Harper's performance, a revelatory turn that's transformative in every sense of the term. Rated: 3/4 Oct 12, 2007 Full Review Gary Goldstein Though, for today's movie-going audience, Golda's Balcony may have limited appeal, it's a moving and vital story with many satisfying moments. Rated: 3/4 Oct 12, 2007 Full Review Ron Wilkinson Monsters and Critics A good performance of a landmark Broadway play will barely be enough to bring audiences to this one. But the history alone is worth the price of admission. Rated: 7/10 Oct 12, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member The Broadway show was relatively compelling, especially with Tovah Feldshuh as Golda Meier. The attempt to translate the show to film in virtually the same form but make it more than simply shooting a stage piece is pretty unsuccessful, though. And while Harper tries, I still saw more Rhoda than Golda. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member I never saw it when it was on Broadway, although after seeing the movie I wish I had. Valerie Harper is really impressive, plus I got to see her in the lobby of the theatr ebefore seeing the show. The problem with this film is that it's basically just a filming of a play. Alot of stage conventions just don't work on the big screen. I wonder if there were projections in the stage version. Projections work in theatre because you can separate the real people from the film. On the screen, however, when it's just replacing a blue screen, it can get distracting, (I had trouble following about the first twenty minutes), and look a bit like Faerie Tale Theatre from the 80s, (which in this case, is not such a good thing). See it for Valerie Harper, and to learn more about Israel, but not for cinematography or direction. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis The story of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir (Valerie Harper).
      Jeremy Kagan
      William Gibson
      Production Co
      East-West Ventures
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 13, 2020
      1h 35m
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