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Variety
Senesh was a budding writer, and her poems and diary entries add flavor to an already dramatic tale in Roberta Grossman's Blessed Is the Match.
60
A limited amount of original footage -- awkwardly enhanced with reenactments -- gives the film a somewhat narrow focus. But in a way, the dry tone fits.
50
The New York Times
Documents courage, but steers clear of character.
50
Because Senesh died so young, it's hard to fill out a film of nearly 90 minutes that claims her as the subject, so director Grossman has resorted to using newsreel footage as well as re-creations, which, though discreet, add nothing special to the proceedings.
50
The title is drawn from a verse Hannah wrote just before she was captured -- and that impulse is enough to sustain audience interest.
50
Tells us just about everything we might want to know about her - except why she did what she did. That important information will have to wait for another film.
50
Village Voice
An ungainly hybrid of straight-up documentary and ingenuous reenactment.

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