There were no fake sobs or glycerine tears in the seven-minute opening shot of Natalie Portman weeping in extreme close-up. She clearly brought the pain to this Israeli road picture about two women — a heartbroken American student (Jerusalem-born Portman) and a no-nonsense chauffeur (Hanna Laslo) — who bully and cajole their way across Middle Eastern borders. But the ham-fisted allegory about clashing cultures gets bogged down by its good intentions and woe-is-us speechifying in Free Zone. EXTRAS A sleep-inducing radio interview with director Amos Gitai. B-
Genre: Drama; Starring: Natalie Portman, Carmen Maura; Director: Amos Gitai; Author: Amos Gitai, Marie-Jose Sanselme; Release Date Limited: 04/07/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 90; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: New Yorker
Posted May 25 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT
- 'Supergirl' scores full season at CBS
- Shopping for a 1920s Parisian bedroom like the one in 'The Danish Girl'? Check eBay.
- 'Supergirl': Mehcad Brooks talks stepping out of a superhero's shadow
- Twisted Sister's Dee Snider gives Donald Trump permission to use 'We're Not Gonna Take It'
- Jeremy Clarkson introduces us to a world filled with Amazon drones
- 'Top Gear' sets May return date
- Kylie Jenner: Caitlyn is the ‘exact same person’ as before