Vodka Lemon Reviews

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May 25, 2007
Worthwhile for the cinematography alone, which is nothing short of inspired, such as the love scene shot through the pale pattern of a lace curtain, which dissolves almost imperceptibly into the whiteout of a steady blizzard.
February 22, 2007
An appealing film, a window onto a part of the world passed over by history.
June 3, 2005
This is frostbitten Fellini -- a film that finds fresh beauty and contentment in the wake of centuries of conquering armies.
May 12, 2005
The film ends on a surreal image of such remarkable whimsy and good cheer that it will keep you warm for a while after the credits roll.
April 22, 2005
Despite some banalities and Romen Avinian's slightly overdone Hamo, Vodka Lemon is a fresh breath of air, warmer than the icy village in which it takes place. You'll leave the theater with a wink and a smile.
February 11, 2005
Director Hiner Saleem has created a magical movie that veers, even within scenes, from love story to tragedy to comic relief.
January 13, 2005
If you're in need of a little inspiration, a shot of Vodka Lemon will do you nicely.
January 7, 2005
Manages to chill our bones while delighting that part of us that relishes absurdity.
January 7, 2005
Saleem nourishes his tale of the widower Hamo and widow Nina with a greening bud of romance. And he has wit and warmth to spare for all the movie's denizens.
December 24, 2004
A thematically bleak yet subtly comic film.
December 24, 2004
Vodka Lemon dispenses with the usual conventions of most holiday films at the multiplex.
December 10, 2004
A bright and acerbic quality accentuates the film's lean, angled outlook on life.
November 18, 2004
Vodka Lemon is an appealingly wry little film that is as appetizing as its title.
November 17, 2004
Hiner Saleem achieves the droll absurdity of a folktale with a vein of magical realism in this exceedingly dry and precise and slow-paced comedy set in a depressed, tiny village in northern post-Soviet Armenia.
October 8, 2004
The situation in these former republics may indeed be dire, but it's a breeding ground for exciting cinema.
October 8, 2004
Vodka moves about as fast as the distant ice caps melt.
October 8, 2004
There is no small amount of splendor to be found in its frozen panoramas and charm in its idiosyncratic storytelling.
October 8, 2004
He's in no hurry to tell the story, and viewers drawn in by the warm-hearted tale and charmingly eccentric characters will be in no hurry for the closing credits.
October 7, 2004
Diverting but minor.
October 4, 2004
A dry, dark comedy.
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