Paper Dolls Reviews

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Michael Booth
Denver Post
October 13, 2006
The transsexuals muddle through, finding their way on the planet in a manner that can only provoke awe, no matter how silly their lifestyle will look to some.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ella Taylor
Village Voice
October 11, 2006
Paper Dolls, which tracks a group of [...] workers through their day jobs and drag act, is far from a chronicle of misery.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
October 6, 2006
Heymann brings to Paper Dolls not only an engaging poignancy and depth but also a powerful universality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
September 29, 2006
Although the 'weird' factor is very much in play here, director Tomer Heymann does a fine job of peeking behind the curtain and discovering real humanity at work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 27, 2006
Moving tale of two groups of people who have found a common emotional ground.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
September 20, 2006
Sad, sweet and oddly inspirational.
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Russell Edwards
Variety
September 8, 2006
Pic mostly fails to transcend its ramshackle structure or penetrate the inner-lives of its subjects.
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New York Magazine/Vulture
September 8, 2006
Director Tomer Heymann's matter-of-fact style serves him well, but to say that the subject matter is of limited interest would be an understatement.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
September 8, 2006
The presentation is conventional, but the subject matter isn't.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 8, 2006
... a rich, discretely damning 85-minute portrait of intolerance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
September 5, 2006
This modest documentary examines the lives of a group of transsexual Philippine immigrants who work as home attendants for elderly Israelis and also perform in Tel Aviv nightclubs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5