Once — not long ago — a small Egyptian police band arrived in Israel. Not many remember this... It wasn't that important.
Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||July August Productions, Beliberg Entertainment, Sophie Dulac Productions|
|Language||Strong, fairly frequent|
|Sex||Strongly implied, brief, infrequent sex with suggestive sounds|
|Drug abuse||Some alcohol and tobacco use, in context|
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Diane de Beer
Paul Adrendt The Band's Visit is the kind of film that will appeal to patient viewers: charming, low-budget whimsy with a soupcon of political relevance.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The Band’s Visit has not provided any of the narrative payoffs we might have expected, but has provided something more valuable.
Jason Anderson Charming and quietly profound
James Berardinelli A drama about isolation and communication, The Band's Visit is characterized both by strongly delineated characters and low-key comedy. The movie is not lightweight but it is at times lighthearted.
Tomatometer The Band's Visit is both a clever, subtle slice-of-life comedy, and poignant cross-cultural exploration.
What the People say
3012 Netizens Band Visits, You'd Want Them to Stay
Average .. 79%