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Tel Aviv on Fire Reviews

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March 13, 2020
A lightweight but smart combination of satire, drama, and rom-com.
March 13, 2020
This movie is situated in the hemisphere of The Reports on Sarah and Saleem and many others that try to highlight the conflict between Palestine and Israel, but its novelty is its humor. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 10, 2020
[Dan Kleinman and Sameh Zoabi] put their mark on an intelligent script. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 30, 2019
The ending could be stronger, but Tel Aviv on Fire does a nice job of integrating laughs into a prickly real-world situation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 4, 2019
Fortunately, it adds solid comedy to the dynamic, aided by terrific actors familiar from all types of international productions.
September 6, 2019
It might not do much to advance peace in the Middle East, but this witty and charming comedy brings a unique perspective to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
September 3, 2019
If only peace in the Middle East were as easy to achieve as the laughs in Zorabi's satire.
August 17, 2019
If Jared Kushner wants to achieve his assigned goal of bringing peace to the Middle East, he could learn a lot from "Tel Aviv on Fire." So could you.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 16, 2019
It's not big on belly laughs, but its genial illustration of the belief that all of these people are more similar than they are different makes it a most pleasant way to spend 100 minutes.
August 16, 2019
[Sameh Zoabi] deftly illustrates how art - even if a daily soap that traffics in clichés and stereotypes could ever be considered "art" - affects people's lives, dreams and self-image.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 15, 2019
One spoiler: Tel Aviv does not burst into flames. But Salam's career might.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 10, 2019
Alas, the potential for sharp political satire takes a back seat to small screen spoofery, nudging this more in the direction of Soapdish, rather than Joe Dante's transcendent The Second Civil War.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 9, 2019
Sometimes the humor gets a little over the top, but somehow that seems right for a comedy about a soap opera.
August 9, 2019
Salam had me rooting for him throughout.
August 9, 2019
In addition to being fast-paced and very funny, Sameh Zoabi's Tel Aviv on Fire is as timely a parable on the dangers of fan entitlement as you could hope for.
August 9, 2019
An Israeli-Palestinian love story, the movie doesn't seem to see much hope for reconciliation, but humor may be as good a way as any of bridging the two sides.
August 9, 2019
It's all supremely silly, probably too much so to offend the sensibilities of those on either side of the Arab-Israeli divide. But Zoabi's message is clear enough: Where there's shared laughter, there's hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 8, 2019
And even if at the end no geopolitical disputes are resolved, at least, on a smaller scale, basic human needs and desires are understood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 8, 2019
That "Tel Aviv on Fire" is able to inject honest and funny humor, and a bipartisan viewpoint, is refreshing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 8, 2019
The movie "Tel Aviv on Fire," as directed by Palestinian Sameh Zoabi, who was born near Nazareth and teaches at New York University, is a genial farce in the French style. Zoabi cowrote the well-structured screenplay with Dan Kleinman.
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