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Omar (15)

Drama, Thriller

A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing.

The critical consensus

This is alive to the major moral conundrums contained in the everyday.

****(*)Andrew Lowry, Total Film, 26/05/2014

Hard-hitting moments abound amid the slightly tangled plotting.

***(*)(*)Patrick Peters, Empire Online, 26/05/2014

Abu-Assad cares about his characters and their wretched but thrilling situations.

****(*)Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies, 29/05/2014

Hany Abu-Assad's Oscar-nominated Omar has an intensity that many Cold War spy films lack.

****(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 29/05/2014

The story dishes out action and surprises without losing its political intent.

****(*)Steve Rose, The Guardian, 29/05/2014

Seeking to negotiate an impossible situation lies at the heart of a vivid, well-acted tale.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 30/05/2014

It's a lean, controlled film and most compelling.

****(*)Jonathan Romney, The Observer, 01/06/2014

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