Matthew Lickona 2:57 p.m., May 17
Costa-Gavras continues to live up to his responsibilities as he sees them, in taking on the Middle East impasse. The plotline about an Israeli attorney (Jill Clayburgh, liberated like never before) becoming entwined emotionally with her Palestinian client is neither as far-fetched nor as offensive as it might sound -- notwithstanding some predictable protests from predictable sources. Nor, however, is it as compelling as it might have been if it dared to be either further-fetched or more offensive. 1983.
— Duncan Shepherd
- Rated R