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Vodka Lemon Reviews

June 3, 2005
This is frostbitten Fellini -- a film that finds fresh beauty and contentment in the wake of centuries of conquering armies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 24, 2005
Objectively, it's a sad story of yearning and hardship, but it's structured and performed like a comedy. As life is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 11, 2005
Director Hiner Saleem has created a magical movie that veers, even within scenes, from love story to tragedy to comic relief.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 7, 2005
Manages to chill our bones while delighting that part of us that relishes absurdity.
Read More | Original Score: B
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
November 18, 2004
Vodka Lemon is an appealingly wry little film that is as appetizing as its title.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
Vodka moves about as fast as the distant ice caps melt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 29, 2004
A little gem that takes a potentially grim subject and mines it for maximum humor and insight.
September 28, 2004
... the movie makes comic eloquence look easy.
April 1, 2004
This movie has an antic, mordant visual poetry that matches up with the rancor and feeling in its population's souls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5