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Vodka Lemon Reviews


Time Out
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January 26, 2006

AV Club
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September 26, 2005
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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This is frostbitten Fellini -- a film that finds fresh beauty and contentment in the wake of centuries of conquering armies.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 3, 2005
Marta Barber
Miami Herald
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Despite some banalities and Romen Avinian's slightly overdone Hamo, Vodka Lemon is a fresh breath of air, warmer than the icy village in which it takes place. You'll leave the theater with a wink and a smile.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

April 22, 2005
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Objectively, it's a sad story of yearning and hardship, but it's structured and performed like a comedy. As life is.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

February 24, 2005
Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
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Director Hiner Saleem has created a magical movie that veers, even within scenes, from love story to tragedy to comic relief.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

February 11, 2005
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Manages to chill our bones while delighting that part of us that relishes absurdity.

| Original Score: B

January 7, 2005
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Saleem nourishes his tale of the widower Hamo and widow Nina with a greening bud of romance. And he has wit and warmth to spare for all the movie's denizens.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 7, 2005
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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A thematically bleak yet subtly comic film.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

December 24, 2004
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Vodka Lemon dispenses with the usual conventions of most holiday films at the multiplex.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

December 24, 2004
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Vodka Lemon is an appealingly wry little film that is as appetizing as its title.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

November 18, 2004
David Chute
L.A. Weekly
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Hiner Saleem achieves the droll absurdity of a folktale with a vein of magical realism in this exceedingly dry and precise and slow-paced comedy set in a depressed, tiny village in northern post-Soviet Armenia.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

November 17, 2004
Robert Dominguez
New York Daily News
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Vodka moves about as fast as the distant ice caps melt.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 8, 2004
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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There is no small amount of splendor to be found in its frozen panoramas and charm in its idiosyncratic storytelling.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

October 8, 2004
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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He's in no hurry to tell the story, and viewers drawn in by the warm-hearted tale and charmingly eccentric characters will be in no hurry for the closing credits.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

October 8, 2004
David Stratton
Variety
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A little gem that takes a potentially grim subject and mines it for maximum humor and insight.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 29, 2004
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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... the movie makes comic eloquence look easy.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 28, 2004
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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This movie has an antic, mordant visual poetry that matches up with the rancor and feeling in its population's souls.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 1, 2004
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