Let My People Go! Reviews

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Loren King
Boston Globe
February 28, 2013
Oy vey doesn't begin to address the result.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
February 28, 2013
Though the film alludes repeatedly to the story of Exodus, it remains bound to hysterical stereotypes and hyperbolic plotting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
January 19, 2013
May well be the world's first French-Jewish-Finnish-Gay movie. Enjoyably campy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
January 17, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
January 13, 2013
It will amuse and delight you because it never takes itself too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.89/10
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
January 11, 2013
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 | Original Score: 1/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
January 10, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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January 10, 2013
The result is late Woody Allen, when early might have done the trick.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
January 10, 2013
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 | Original Score: 1/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
January 9, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
January 9, 2013
Stylized and sweet comedy plays Jewish culture and gay nightlife against each other in a world where nobody gets offended.
Diego Costa
Slant Magazine
January 9, 2013
Without a consistent stylistic playfulness to match the histrionic scenarios, the action often feels just plain silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jon Frosch
Village Voice
January 9, 2013
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.
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Alissa Simon
Variety
February 23, 2012
Let My People Go! offers an unholy alliance of camp and farce that both celebrates and mocks gay and Jewish stereotypes.
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