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7.1
/10
238 Ratings

Foxtrot

Directed by Samuel Maoz
Israel, 2017
Drama

Synopsis

A troubled family face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son’s desolate military post.

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Foxtrot Directed by Samuel Maoz
Eliding crucial historical distinctions means ignoring the subtle shifts in Israeli policy that have resulted in a long-term Likud power bloc and the collapse of the peace process, and an abandonment of systematic critique on the part of the Israeli left. (Amos Gitai’s films may be boring, but at least they are intellectually rigourous. Maoz is only concerned with high-toned middlebrow respectability. He’s Sam Mendes with tanks.)
March 09, 2018
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I face the same dilemma every year: multiple requests for lists of my favorite films of the year, all of them due before I’ve had a chance to see all the contenders. And it looks like the biggest casualty of this process in this year’s roundup has to be Samuel Maoz’s provocative, original, and creatively vexing (at once hilarious and devastating) Israeli feature, FOXTROT, which for me very easily surpasses many of the more popular favorites such as THREE BILLBOARDS… and NORMAN.
December 27, 2017
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The movie carries the excitement and punch of a fearless writer-director tackling contemporary material with a bracing cocktail of potent traditional drama, wild black comedy, and serrated style. . . . As Maoz invests signature props and defining actions with contrasting meanings, our hearts and minds expand to take them in.
December 07, 2017
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