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"The Band's Visit" Bores, But Not Disappointingly

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The Band's Visit begins with a silent-movie title card: "Once -- not long ago -- a small Egyptian police band arrived in Israel. Not everyone remembers this; it wasn't very important." Seldom has an opening shot summarized a film better.

Writer/director Eran Kolirin's new comedy is demure, modest, and simple. It's also boring as hell, but if you don't mind some quiet time in the theater to think for yourself while the film's poetry leavens, it can hardly be called a disappointment ...

Read the rest of Addison Engelking's review of The Band's Visit here.

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