Jessica Zeylmaker

Movie Blog: 'Zaytoun' & 'Zigzag Kid' Reviewed Eran Riklis' Zaytoun tells the odd-couple story of an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian boy as they journey through peril and personal prejudice toward home and eventually friendship. It's a promising concept -- just watch the trailer above -- but Riklis doesn't get the better of it. Instead, the film flounders in a muddled tone and that muck of mucks: sentimentalism.