Jeruzalem (2015) Movie Review

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Jeruzalem (2015)

2015 | R | Horror, Thriller, War
94 minutes / 1h 34min

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Jeruzalem Plot Synopsis:

American best friends Rachel Klein and Sarah Pullman travel to Tel Aviv to have fun. On the flight, they meet Kevin Reed, who invites them to Jerusalem. They accept and check into a hostel owned by Omar. Sarah and Rachel date Kevin and Omar respectively, and they go to a nightclub together. When they return to the hostel, they find that Jerusalem is under siege, a curfew has been imposed, and no one can leave, as they're under attack by demons.

Jeruzalem (2015) Review

Jeruzalem (2015) is an Israeli found footage horror movie that contains violence, bad language, sexuality/nudity and drug use. First-time full-length directors Doron Paz (Phobidilia (2009), Temporarily Dead (2014), Asfur (2010)) and Yoav Paz did a fabulous job executing their first full-length movie as writers, producers, and editors. The brothers have potential and should continue working together to bring us more horror films. New Israeli directors did the right thing by shooting the movie in Jerusalem because it added the right atmosphere the film needed to display its culture, history, detailed architecture/monuments, and alleyways.

American best friends Sarah (Danielle Jadelyn - Folie a Trois (2013), Awake (2013), Field Poppy (2014)) and Rachel are visiting Tel Aviv. Rachel (Yael Grobglas - Jane the Virgin (2014), Rabies (2010), We the Kings: Say You Like Me - Music Video (2011)) and Sarah plans on having fun in the sun. They met Kevin (Yon Tumarkin - Hatsuya (2009), Rock Ba-Casba (2012), The Island (2007)) who is a young archeologist. Kevin persuaded the girls to go with him to the Yom Kippur celebration in Jerusalem.They were having fun while visiting churches, the Wailing Wall, and clubs until the gate to hell opens allowing winged demons/angel looking creatures to rampage everywhere. The demonic creatures turn their preys into monsters with wings while harvesting their souls. It appears as though the end of days are approaching as demons outweigh the number of humans.

With all said above, the movie did, however, fall short when it comes to sticking to the plot and setting. Sarah’s Google Glass headset was a beautiful touch to the movie, and if it was Google’s idea to put the glass into the movie, then it worked because I want one of those. Almost the entire film is shot with Sarah’s glass. The humor aspect of the movie was noticed and achieved but as for the horror aspect, there was nothing too scary or horror-ish about the movie. The jump scares are predictable as many scenes are. The actors did a good job with their roles but are not perfect. I gave this movie a five because it was an average watch that I will not see again.

  • Jeruzalem Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 4.74
  • IMDB: 4.7
  • MetaCritic: 4.5

About Jeruzalem 2015

Title: Jeruzalem
Year: 2015
Runtime: 94 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, War
Reviewer: Score: 2.5 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 2.37/5 stars from 7,356 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 7,356 MPAA Rating: R
Jeruzalem Cast Starring: Ori Zaltzman, Jonathan Israeli, Yael Grobglas, Moran Zelma, Eran Zomer, Yon Tumarkin, Salim, Norbert Elbar, Danielle Jadelyn, Daniel Shamota, Pini Levi, Dibi Ben-Yosef, Aya Jonas, Merav Eisenthal, Ido Di Capua, Udi Greenberg, Yossi Levim, Geri Gendel, Roy Amsalem, Ward Melham Gabai, Tom Graziani, Gita Ben Nevat, Marsh Dondurmar, Fares Hananya, Peter Filatov, Jonathan Paz, Steven Hilder, Yael Hakshurian, Melissa Munds, Yoav Koresh
Jeruzalem Writers: Doron Paz, Yoav Paz
Jeruzalem Director: Doron Paz, Yoav Paz
Language: English
Country: Israel