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The Komediant Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Gives the viewer a pleasant taste for the Yiddish theater.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

June 6, 2004
Phil Hall
Film Threat

Less-than-compelling documentary of a Yiddish theater clan.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2/5

December 11, 2002
Niki Patton
Martha's Vineyard Times (Massachusetts)

... a light, yet engrossing piece. Lux, now in her eighties, does a great combination act as narrator, Jewish grandmother and subject - taking us through a film that is part biography, part entertainment and part history.

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November 30, 2002
Gerry Shamray
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The Komediant is a tale worth catching.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

October 4, 2002
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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Able to provide insight into a fascinating part of theater history.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 22, 2002
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

A sharp and quick documentary that is funny and pithy, while illuminating an era of theatrical comedy that, while past, really isn't.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

June 5, 2002
Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
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Slight but enjoyable documentary.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

June 1, 2002
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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The film sparkles with the the wisdom and humor of its subjects.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 24, 2002
Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
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This rich, bittersweet Israeli documentary, about the life of song-and-dance-man Pasach'ke Burstein and his family, transcends ethnic lines.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

May 23, 2002
David Ehrenstein
New Times

While centered on the life experiences of a particular theatrical family, this marvelous documentary touches -- ever so gracefully -- on the entire history of the Yiddish theater, both in America and Israel.

May 23, 2002
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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It's their familial ups and downs that shift this small, stubbornly poignant documentary ... from the realm of special-interest audiences to the more universal theater of family psychodynamics.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

April 11, 2002
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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What might have been a predictably heartwarming tale is suffused with complexity.

April 10, 2002
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A dream of a documentary.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/5

April 5, 2002
Jan Stuart
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As charming, humorous and heimisch as its nomadic subjects.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 5, 2002
Megan Turner
New York Post
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Alas, the black-and-white archival footage of their act showcases pretty mediocre shtick.

| Original Score: 1/4

April 5, 2002
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Makes one thing abundantly clear. American musical comedy as we know it wouldn't exist without the precedent of Yiddish theater, whose jolly, fun-for-fun's-sake communal spirit goes to the essence of Broadway.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 4, 2002
Jon Lap
Apollo Guide

A gentle blend of present day testimonials, surviving footage of Burstein and his family performing, historical archives, and telling stills.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 82/100

April 4, 2002
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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A linguistic stew with a zesty, homemade flavor that belies its carefully researched preparation.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 2, 2002
Rachel Gordon

It's not so much enjoyable to watch as it is enlightening to listen to new sides of a previous reality, and to visit with some of the people who were able to make an impact in the theater world.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

March 14, 2002
David Noh
Film Journal International

Rife with the rueful, wry humor springing out of Yiddish culture and language.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 26, 2002
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