• Unrated, 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Mikael Buch
    In Theaters:
    Jan 11, 2013 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jun 17, 2013
  • Zeitgeist Films

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Let My People Go! Reviews

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Loren King
Boston Globe
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Oy vey doesn't begin to address the result.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

February 28, 2013
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Though the film alludes repeatedly to the story of Exodus, it remains bound to hysterical stereotypes and hyperbolic plotting.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 28, 2013
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

May well be the world's first French-Jewish-Finnish-Gay movie. Enjoyably campy.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: B

January 19, 2013
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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The road to the inevitable slapsticky Seder is paved with more sweetness than bite, a good deal of frantic foolishness and progressively thinner laughs, all wrapped in a message of acceptance and inclusiveness.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 17, 2013
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

It will amuse and delight you because it never takes itself too seriously.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 7.89/10

January 13, 2013
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Among gay Jewish French postman movies, "Let My People Go!" may be a Hall of Fame entry, but alas, by any other standard this would-be sex comedy is a dismal failure.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

January 11, 2013
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Reuben is a whiny and uncoordinated prodigal son. His constant chafing at himself and the world is the film's biggest problem; by the midway point we're all wishing him back in Finland where he belongs.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 10, 2013
Ella Taylor
NPR
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The result is late Woody Allen, when early might have done the trick.

Full Review Source: NPR

January 10, 2013
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Though under 90 minutes, the whole frantically zany affair seems to last at least eight days. It might help to have a bottle of Manischewitz handy.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

January 10, 2013
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Ceaselessly upbeat and just short of zany, Let My People Go! will bring smiles of recognition to anyone who hasn't seen early Woody Allen in a while ...

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

January 9, 2013
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Stylized and sweet comedy plays Jewish culture and gay nightlife against each other in a world where nobody gets offended.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

January 9, 2013
Diego Costa
Slant Magazine

Without a consistent stylistic playfulness to match the histrionic scenarios, the action often feels just plain silly.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

January 9, 2013
Jon Frosch
Village Voice
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There are lots of cutesy stylistic touches (iris shots, deadpan framing), but few insights into how the protagonist's various identities (queer, Jewish, French) clash and come together.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 9, 2013
Alissa Simon
Variety
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Let My People Go! offers an unholy alliance of camp and farce that both celebrates and mocks gay and Jewish stereotypes.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 23, 2012
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