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4 stars out of 5 -- "That Folman and his team storyboarded and redrew all the interviews from scratch, creating a style both hallucinogenic and reverential, turns it into something exceptional."Total Film 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he stark, high-contrast animation is the lifebreath of Folman's film...something gorgeously graphical and soaringly inventive."Empire "Provocative, hallucinatory, incendiary, this devastating animated documentary is unlike any Israeli film you've seen."Los Angeles Times "[A] memoir, a history lesson, a combat picture, a piece of investigative journalism and an altogether amazing film."New York Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Folman has] taken a documentary about his experiences as an Israeli Army conscript stationed in Lebanon during its civil war and turned it into a harrowing cartoon."Box Office Included in Entertainment Weekly's 2008 Films Of The Year -- "Ari Folman masters the hybrid form of an animated, autobiographical documentary -- and, in so doing, establishes a powerful new language for truth-telling."Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[The film] is hallucinatory brilliance in the service of understanding the psychic damage of war....Get ready to be knocked for a loop."Rolling Stone "[An] extraordinary and painfully timely autobiographical documentary of remembered life during wartime..." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly "WALTZ WITH BASHIR may be the year's most unusual animated film and also a deeply moving one....An innovatively conceived and poignant history lesson, unfolding as a kind of investigative documentary/mystery."USA Today "WALTZ WITH BASHIR is a devastating animated film....The film is structured like a conventional documentary, with Folman visiting old army friends and piecing together what they saw and remember."Chicago Sun-Times "BASHIR is a thinking person's horror movie, about horror and horrifying echoes: The parallels between the Holocaust and the massacres are pronounced."Washington Post Included in Chicago Sun-Times's "The Ten Best Animated Films Of 2009" -- "Ari Folman's film uses flashbacks as witnesses try to assemble their fragmented memories of the day."Chicago Sun-Times74.46148

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"...A movie that keeps you continually off balance....An exhilarating collision, with Czech surrealism and earthy Israeli comedy bumping wildly into each other..." New York Times "...An affecting romance parable....We are regaled by the romantic meditations of the wacky characters, by the colorful and well-crafted sets, and by the offbeat humor of the thought-provoking script..." Chicago Sun-Times52.62482

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