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The Matchmaker

Not Yet Rated In Theaters 08/17/2012 , 118min.
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September 23, 2012
Great Movie. Must see.

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Village Voice
An old-fashioned Mediterranean coming-of-age story set in the young heart of the Levant, The Matchmaker combines the tender tone of a film like "Cinema Paradiso" with a clear-eyed, street-level vantage on Israel's summer of the Six-Day War. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
A former stand-up comic, Miller lends a sense of puckish mischief to his tenderhearted, troubled Cupid, yet everything else about this drama - even the cultural and spirit-of-'68 historical touches - feels like Nesher is simply mashing several stock elements together and gracelessly parading them around. Full Review
Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine
The film ultimately fails to treat history as anything but a string of melodramatic reference points for moody characters haplessly trying to find love. Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
It sounds like a throwback to an earlier, more traditional style of Israeli filmmaking but it instead provides a view of that country that's as satisfyingly eccentric and unexpected as anything we've seen. Full Review
Loren King
Boston Globe
How does a filmmaker tell a Holocaust story that hasn't been told before? The Matchmaker does it by weaving fable with realism, coming-of-age innocence with adult grief, and guilt with romanticism. Full Review

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