Reviewed byrdorrityVote: 8/10/10
I really enjoyed the movie when I first saw it years ago, and when Isaw it was available on DVD, I had to buy it. Second watching was notas enjoyable as I noticed a few glaring historical flaws. On the DVDcover there is a picture of a B17 alongside Hanks in his RAF uniform.The B17 does not appear in the movie, neither did the RAF use them inthe North African desert. The plane Hanks actually flies is a 1944,Rolls-Royce Merlin powered P51 Mustang, complete with bubble canopy(The movie is set in 1942, just before El Alamein) However, apart fromthat, a great movie to watch - Jerusalem looks fantastic. Its good tosee a movie about Sephardic Jews (I get so sick of always seeing Jewishpeople portrayed as Ashkenazi - You know "Oy Vay, my life already!) Buyit, watch it, enjoy (Oy Vay!)
Reviewed byRachelVote: 7/10/10
This was a cute love story that kept me completely involved, evenduring the sub title part, which i generally do not enjoy. Being JewishI could understand the conflict Sarah was going through between herfamily and love...and being in love with Tom Hanks I could completelysee why she picked him :). I do not know how I never heard of thismovie before, but I definitely enjoyed it. Only thing is, I wish welearnt more about the ending. What happened between Sarah and herfamily? Did Tom even make it through the war? I kinda wish they let usknow...but I guess they let us use our imagination, and mine told methat it all went well! I would recommend this movie to anyone who is inthe mood to see a nice, not too deep love story. Guys most likelyshould stay away!
Reviewed byDavid VanholsbeeckVote: 7/10/10
One of the earlier efforts of Tom Hanks, this film is a nice, if somewhatunremarkable love story set against the background of WW2 in Jerusalem.Hanks meets a young jewish girl (Marsillach), they fall in love, but havetoface her strongly religious family.The story is not as much about the war, as it is about love and religion.Though, the film isn't very "deep", it has some interesting ideas, forexample the choice between human feelings and tradition. The strongreligious beliefs of the girl's family seem so cruel at times, that it'shard to have any sympathy for them. Maybe a bit too black-and-white forsome, but certainly an interesting little film, with (of course) anexcellent Tom Hanks in the lead role. 7/10
An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit family originally came from Spain. The two are attracted to each other but she is convinced their diverse backgrounds mean it could never work; not only is he a gentile, his father is a protestant minister. So though they keep running into each other in the small community, they find themselves just as frequently parting again.