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The Matchmaker Reviews

John Hartl
Seattle Times
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The shadow of the Holocaust hangs over this unique Israeli coming-of-age film, which deals with a special kind of survivor's guilt.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 14, 2013
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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Nesher ... has a populist touch, showing a sure hand with the numerous subplots and never allowing us to lose sight of his characters' humanity, even the mostly pathetic villain of the piece.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

December 14, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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This is a sweet, bittersweet comedy, well-executed if perhaps a little heavy on anecdotage.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

December 13, 2012
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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A different kind of coming-of-age story, one infused with the lingering horrors of the Holocaust.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 6, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A movie that's somehow delightful even as it visits devastation.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B+

October 19, 2012
Joel Arnold
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The film intelligently portrays how, even years later, the memories of trauma can be enough to inhibit a person from finding happiness - and consequently, how essential love is.

Full Review Source: NPR

August 17, 2012
Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
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Arik's coming-of-age story and the personalities he encounters along the way express the hopes and fears of a country awash in unsettling history.

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

August 16, 2012
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Feels like Nesher is simply mashing several stock elements together and gracelessly parading them around.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

August 14, 2012
Michelle Orange
Village Voice
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The Matchmaker combines the tender tone of a film like Cinema Paradiso with a clear-eyed, street-level vantage on Israel's summer of the Six-Day War.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 14, 2012
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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It sounds like a throwback to an earlier, more traditional style of Israeli filmmaking but it instead provides a view of that country that's as satisfyingly eccentric and unexpected as anything we've seen.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

June 28, 2012
Michael Nordine
L.A. Weekly
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Points to Nesher for maintaining an even balance between the darker and lighter shades of his palette, not to mention the subtlety with which he moves from one to the other.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

June 28, 2012
Loren King
Boston Globe
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[It weaves] fable with realism, coming-of-age innocence with adult grief, and guilt with romanticism.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

June 21, 2012
John Anderson
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This look back at late-'60s Haifa makes for strong, accessible, character-driven drama.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 23, 2012
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