• Droll, irreverent, and oblique, Palestinian director Elia Suleiman's extraordinary first feature is a devastating political critique of the state of the people without a state...A subtle, rewarding, and utterly atypical view of the Middle East, CHRONICLE introduces an observant, acerbic and very, very smart filmmaker.

    SF Weekly
  • A demanding, beautiful and understated experimental film of unexpected impact...a triumph of succinct images and adroit structure.

    Los Angeles Times
  • The film reads like a lively visual scrapbook pasted together by Jim Jarmusch and Buster Keaton after a night of hard drinking.

    Seattle Weekly-Film Pick