Paradise Now

Paradise Now

Director: Hany Abu-Assad Cast: Kais Nashef, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal

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Paradise Now 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're one of those people who have a black/white vision of the world and you want to remain that way, then don't watch this movie. I heard all the hype about this movie being sympathetic and supportive of terrorists, but I didn't find this to be the case at all. In fact, the director seems to be pointing a finger at both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Having said that, I thought the movie was quite enjoyable. I was surprised to see the bits of humor scattered throughout the movie as well as the subtle romance. It is however, one of those movies that will leave you feeling a little depressed though. But what else can you expect from a movie about suicide bombers. Overall, if you can handle the heavy subject matter, then I recommend that you watch this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I would not enthusiastically recommend this movie, I do nevertheless recommend seeing it. For the simple fact that there are two sides to the story, but that doesn't mean you have to believe both sides. And I do feel like this movie was extremely sypmathetic to the Palestinians' plight, yet I could not be. I am not sympathetic towards people who impose their beliefs on others. Killing people through suicide bombs is imposing your beliefs, and imposing them violently. And if you think it harsh to not side with Palestinians, I suggest researching and digesting the history of Jews and Palestinians as I have done and then question who has the right to the land they fight over endlessly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this movie is a great way to express feelings to the world rather than physically.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is little nobility or pity for people who choose to murder innocent people. Palestinians whine but forget the history they themselves created. This made the film difficult to accept.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First of all, you have to look at life from their point of view...not feeling any sense of nobility or pity is such a shallow and simplistic answer to such a complex situation. It is such a hugely accepted misconception that the Palestinians themselfs are to blame for the tradgic history that accompanies them. It is outragous to think that people actually believe such rubish. And to say that Palestinians whine is ridiculous because of the years and years of the oppression and broken promises made and carried out by Israel. For such a historically significant ethnic group they show incredible restraint and value for peace and change... better than any other group of people could have done if they were put in the Palestinians' position. So please watch this movie with an open mind and try to understand the people represented.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago