Footnote Joseph Cedar's outstanding Israeli drama, one of this year's Foreign Language Oscar nominees, pores with gentle intensity over Old Testament-size conflicts between an elderly father… Footnote Joseph Cedar's outstanding Israeli drama, one of this year's Foreign Language Oscar nominees, pores with gentle intensity over Old Testament-size conflicts between an elderly father… 2012-03-09 PT105M Drama PG Sony Pictures Classics
Movie Review

Footnote (2012)

FAMILY FEUD Shlomo Bar Aba in Footnote
Image credit: Ren Mendelson
FAMILY FEUD Shlomo Bar Aba in Footnote
EW's GRADE
A

Details Limited Release: Mar 09, 2012; Length: 105 Minutes; Genres: Drama, PG; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Joseph Cedar's outstanding Israeli drama, one of this year's Foreign Language Oscar nominees, pores with gentle intensity over Old Testament-size conflicts between an elderly father and his grown son. Both are scholars in the arcane field of Talmudic studies. Both are rich with the human flaws of pride and envy. Exquisitely assembled, with a pointedly grand musical score to emphasize the titanic (and at times hilarious) nature of filial duty, Footnote is itself a perfect little piece of Talmud, full of text, commentary, and colorful argument. A

Originally posted Mar 07, 2012 Published in issue #1198 Mar 16, 2012 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Dec 14 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $24.5 1 $24.5 B
2. $13.2 4 $277.4 B-
3. $7.3 3 $58.8 C-
4.
Top Five
Paramount
$7.2 1 $7.2 A-
5.
Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Pictures
$6.1 6 $185.3 B+
6.
Interstellar
Paramount
$5.5 6 $166.8 B-
7.
Horrible Bosses 2
Warner Bros.
$4.6 3 $43.6 B-
8.
Dumb and Dumber To
Universal
$2.8 5 $82.1 C-
9. $2.5 6 $17.1 B+
10.
Wild
Fox
$1.5 2 $2.4 A-
* in millions

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