When Do We Eat? Reviews

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
February 6, 2007
There's something very sweet and real beneath all the bluster, braggadocio, disgust and denial, pushing through as improbably and miraculously as Moses through the Red Sea.
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
October 25, 2006
We're basically left with a wild-eyed group of actors who probably had a lot more fun shooting When Do We Eat? than they did watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
August 16, 2006
even with all the strange impractical goings on, as with all in this recent string of popular entertainment culled from authentic orthodoxy, there are moments of sheer breathtaking joy that elevate the spirit of a Jew by speaking to their core.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
May 5, 2006
Litvak's movie almost immediately barges across the line separating the comically absurd from the outright obnoxious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
May 5, 2006
Thanks to a great cast and sharp writing, When Do We Eat? is a clever comedy with plenty of black humour and irreverence, all of which leads to contemplative thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail
May 5, 2006
Manages to be broad, mawkish and mean-spirited all at once.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
May 4, 2006
A haunting and disturbing film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
May 4, 2006
This abrasive Passover comedy-drama is extremely difficult to sit through, and if its makers weren't all Jewish, it would be considered anti-Semitic.
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
April 28, 2006
... worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 24, 2006
Oh, what a distasteful film.
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
April 21, 2006
Its strong cast is loud and lively, and the bickering banter has snap and drive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 21, 2006
A cute little Matzoh of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
April 21, 2006
Crass, chaotic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 21, 2006
The movie's most distinctive feature is its cast, which has the fake lived-in comfort of a TV clan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 21, 2006
Despite the fact that the meal served is kosher, the recipe is so hammy that the movie proves pretty indigestible.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
April 20, 2006
It borders on painful to see this cast go through the motions of this uninspired script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
April 20, 2006
Watching this movie is kind of like being sprayed with emotional vomit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
April 20, 2006
But even the film's seeming singularity proves deceptive once it becomes apparent that When Do We Eat? is less a Passover movie than a Thanksgiving or Christmas movie dolled up in Jewish drag.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 20, 2006
Even Jewish audiences will be hard-pressed to find something to enjoy in this highly stagy, claustrophobic depiction of a Seder populated by one wacky family that seems to include every stereotype in the book.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
April 17, 2006
Another entry in indiedom's contest to create the most dysfunctional family.
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