Overall Rank: 2014
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 66
Theatrical Release Date: 12/25/2008
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 06/23/2009
Genre: Animation, Biography
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ari Folman
Actors: Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag, Ari Folman, Dror Harazi, Yehezkel Lazarov, Mickey Leon
Plot: When former Israeli soldiers confront their recurring nightmares about the atrocities of war, they're not sure if their dreams are real, imaginary, or just the gateway to a flood of memories they'd rather not have to face...
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/25/2019
A meditative and thought-provoking picture of war, "Waltz With Bashir" is probably the first time I've ever witnessed the combining of animation with the devastation of crisis in the Gaza region.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/16/2011
A powerful documentary that is told in pseudo-fiction format and utilizes a striking surrealistic animation approach. The visuals will stick with you, but it's also an interesting approach to dissecting a controversial and murky portion of Israeli-Palestinian history from a variety of perspectives. The ending is truly haunting.
gideon43 - wrote on 05/27/2010
Movies often produce vital history lessons for those ignorant or unaware of certain events. Waltz with Bashir, a unique animated documentary graphically depicts events during the Lebanon War through the eyes of filmmaker Ari Folman. A movie which is banned in most Arab countries (although this is not unusual for Israeli films) Bashir, although politically controversial and highly ambiguous is still a remarkable achievement. Capturing a turbulent and merciless past, Bashir acts as a blueprint for the future and its anti war stance should be applauded rather than vilified.
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 05/13/2015
Well that was dark movie, but it was great.
The story is about the atrocities of war, they're not sure if their dreams are real, imaginary, or just the gateway to a flood of memories they'd rather not have to face.
Waltz with Bashir is the best animated movie for adults and film lovers out there. The movie is dark, shocking and it was good choice to make it animated, why you ask well with animation you can animate whatever you and I'm talking about you can make it gritty, happy, depressing or realistic, and the animation in this movie fitted the tone perfectly.
I'm not going to talk any more of Waltz with Bashir and I know I should tell you all about the movie but I think this one is special and to the people who haven't seen yet and just came across this review, the only thing …
Amyaronson - wrote on 07/18/2011
This was nominated for Best Foreign Film by the Academy last year. It's an animated film about one man's journey to try to remember his time in the Lebanon War. It's in the style of documentary realism. It's in Hebrew.
Just so you know, this kind of movie is totally my thing. As a documentary film student, I get way into really interesting ways of portraying personal history/memory. It makes me want to have a pretentious discussion with a bunch of other pretentious film students. I love animation used in creative ways, and as the director/writer asserts in the special features--animation can be much more real than live action. It's amazing that it was animated from scratch--no rotoscoping here, even though it looks like it. The movements and expressions of the people are so real...so …
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