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Late Marriage Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
November 16, 2006
A highlight of Israeli cinema of the past decade, Kosashvili's impressive feature debut is an extremely powerful film is a tale of family tyranny and intergenerational conflict within a Georgian-Jewish community.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 16, 2002
Unfunny comedy with a lot of static set ups, not much camera movement, and most of the scenes take place indoors in formal settings with motionless characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 9, 2002
I am sorry that I was unable to get the full brunt of the comedy.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
October 18, 2002
This film feels truly lived in, and guides us without ever feeling manipulative or calculating. The performances are naturalistic and utterly convincing.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 8, 2002
a blistering (and often funny) critique of conservative family traditionalism intruding on the realm of romantic love
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
August 23, 2002
A romantic comedy enriched by a sharp eye for manners and mores.
| Original Score: 3/4
Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 21, 2002
'...young, savvy cinematic sensibility framed by the limitations of a conservative, unrelenting culture.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
August 16, 2002
A terrific, thoroughly engrossing motion picture.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
August 15, 2002
Funny, clever and bittersweet - often all at the same time.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Nathaniel Rogers
July 28, 2002
'The film, in its own remarkably observational way, gradually transforms from an often brutal comedy into a domestic horror film.'
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
July 26, 2002
This terrific film is fueled by several scenes that are shocking -- but not for the reasons you might think. The shocks here come not from the unexpected sensationalism of them but from their bracing humanity and spontaneous, eye-opening rawness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 20, 2002
Late Marriage is an in-your-face family drama and black comedy that is filled with raw emotions conveying despair and love.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
One of those welcome visitors, a movie that turns out to be much more than we expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
July 19, 2002
[Koshashvili] sometimes drags [the ideas] out (the film needs tightening), but they're worth considering all the same.
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
July 19, 2002
A very funny look at how another culture handles the process of courting and marriage.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 18, 2002
Whenever you think you've figured out Late Marriage, it throws you for a loop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
July 10, 2002
A canny (and profoundly sexy) movie.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
July 10, 2002
A closely observed, somewhat funny, ultimately very sad movie.
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
July 8, 2002
Using an endearing cast, writer/director Dover Kosashvili takes a slightly dark look at relationships, both sexual and kindred.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
July 2, 2002
Late Marriage's stiffness is unlikely to demonstrate the emotional clout to sweep U.S. viewers off their feet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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