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Rashevski's Tango

Rashevski's Tango (2009)

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Average Rating: 6.9/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 0

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Director Sam Garbarski marked his feature film directorial debut in 2003 with the family-comedy drama Le Tango des Rashevski (The Rashevski Tango), a tale of one extended family's struggle to find meaning and identity within their own somewhat dormant Jewish heritage. When 81-year-old family matriarch Rosa Rashevski passes away, her descendants are left unprepared, as they have no idea what traditional Jewish rites they should be practicing. As a result, various Rashevski begin some rather

Oct 6, 2009

Menemsha

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In the end, though, Mr. Garbarski makes no judgments, which leaves this film feeling sweet but light.

September 11, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The Rashevski Tango begins and ends with a burial, but the movie teems with cranky life.

September 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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The spiritual, historical and practical complications of being Jewish get a funny and touching workout.

June 4, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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[The Rashevski's Tango] is seriously made and sincere enough to assemble a gallery of affecting characters who grow increasingly at ease with themselves.

June 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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A compelling, heartfelt and well-acted ensemble drama brimming with intrigue, humor and poignancy.

September 14, 2009 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
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We feel as though we've spent an hour and a half with the wrong people.

September 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

With gentle humor and loving sentiment, the film deals with the question, "Who is a Jew?"

September 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Compuserve
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