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Ouwehoeren (Meet the Fokkens) Reviews

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
June 18, 2013
Even if this film were not cordially made, which it is, it would have a considerable jump-start.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
December 14, 2012
Despite the occasional stumble, the doc never falls, thanks to the sheer strength of its subjects' undaunted and indomitable character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
December 13, 2012
The doc gives a rare look at the business of plying the world's oldest profession over the past 50 years in the famously tolerant city, but the directors are a bit too hands-off and the narrative wanders.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
August 10, 2012
Year by year, they've shared every part of their lives, and now the Fokkens sashay into the future, sharing memories and viewpoints as well as their neon-bright identical outfits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
August 9, 2012
The filmmakers follow the sisters around town, creating a delightful portrait of good-natured extroverts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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August 8, 2012
The sisters' struggle for autonomy (they opened Amsterdam's only independent brothel until they were forced out by organized crime) reveals a touching commitment to mutual survival.
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
August 8, 2012
A racy, thoroughly enjoyable docu about a pair of 69-year-old identical-twin hookers in Amsterdam, Meet the Fokkens bounces along with defiant joie de vivre.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
August 8, 2012
Schröder and Provaas frame their conversation well, making good use of the color, the reflective surfaces, and the surfeit of exposed younger flesh in the District.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
August 7, 2012
"Meet the Fokkens" holds your interest, mostly because the sisters (who turned 70 in May) are good company, no matter who they are.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
August 7, 2012
If there's a tug of sadness to this (off-)colorful tale, it has less to do with sympathy for these resilient women than with how easily their compromised lives can be related to our own.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
August 7, 2012
The film is about two old ladies, still cackling despite the sadness that trailed in the wake of the lives into which they were forced.