Charles Mudede on this "new and fast-paced film from Israel":

No matter how good your reasons are, or how much planning you have done, an act of violence always takes on a life of its own. "Beef starts with the shove and ends with the shovel," rapped East Flatbush Project on "Tried by 12." Violence only leads to more violence. This is its hard logic. It's not something that can be contained in one act, that can end where it begins—no, its nature is to expand to such an extent that its very origin (a push) is forgotten. Is this not the message at the heart of Aeschylus's Oresteia? Even the ancient Greeks knew that violence must be removed from the hands of individuals and relocated to the impersonal institutions of law and order.

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