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  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    It serves up a broad humanistic lesson with absurdism and black comedy more sad than barbed. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    An enjoyable mix of tragedy and comedy. show more

  • 50
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Because we don't know or care much about the characters, this Israeli film never fulfills its potential as either an absurdist comedy or a humane drama. show more

  • 70
    Pam Grady Boxoffice Magazine

    With the stranger in a strange land motif, the movie plays a little bit like the 2007 Israeli dramedy "The Band's Visit" and Liev Shreiber's "Everything Is Illuminated" rolled into one. show more

  • 60
    David Fear Time Out New York

    It's undeniably humanistic; resourceful and well managed, however, are a different story. show more

  • 80
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    More than anything, this is an intelligent audience picture, a solid and engrossing piece of old-school filmmaking, both humane and character driven, in which the various protagonists learn something - not too much and not too easily - about the nature of their lives. show more

  • 70
    Mark Holcomb Village Voice

    Tender irony and dark humor abound in Israeli director Eran Riklis's latest account of bureaucracy colliding with burgeoning compassion. show more

  • 50
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    A disappointingly shallow story in which only the dead are named, and the living are reduced to stereotypes. show more

  • March 12, 2011 myABisOn
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    Great film! What all foreign films should be. Thank you.

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