San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: The Attack

July 30, 2013

directed by Ziad Doueiri, 2012


The titular attack in Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri’s The Attack seeks to expand the scope of moral conscience in modern-day Israel. For all intents and purposes, the calibrated efforts to make this film a provocative and insightful commentary on suicide bombers and those they leave behind is uniformly slight and simplistic. Adapted from a novel by Yasmina Khadra, The Attack is tonally all over the board in what it seeks to accomplish. Carrying on as a thriller, procedural and drama doesn’t quite fit here, with the end result being one of small human stakes and obvious moral ambiguity.

Read full review at Movie Mezzanine


One comment

  1. […] Only God Forgives (Refn, ’13) The Attack (Doueiri, ’12) The Heat (Feig, ’13) Simon Killer (Campos, ’12) Pacific Rim (Del Toro, ’13) […]

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