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Exporting Raymond Reviews

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Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
May 6, 2011
light-hearted...sporadically enlightening.
| Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 5, 2011
A charming and interesting real-life cultural mash-up -- a sociocultural bauble which locates reserves of empathy where one might not expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jason Bailey
DVDTalk.com
April 30, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
April 29, 2011
What makes Exporting Raymond more than just a funny sketchbook are its insights into the mutability of comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
April 29, 2011
One might not think one could derive a worthwhile feature-length documentary from writer-producer Phil Rosenthal's experiences trying to recreate his hit TV series Everybody Loves Raymond in Russia...but one would be wrong. This highly...
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April 29, 2011
The culture clash that ensues is so fascinating that Exporting Raymond nearly succeeds despite itself.
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
April 29, 2011
Fascinating and entertaining vanity production about adapting the show for Russian TV.
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 29, 2011
What we get is a cultural standoff, and it's awkward, nonsensical and really funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mike Hale
New York Times
April 28, 2011
"Exporting Raymond" is interesting, and even enjoyable, precisely because of the Russians, whose lives and work Mr. Rosenthal generously portrays alongside his own neuroses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
April 28, 2011
There are no grand insights, but in all the fretting and frustration, the filmmaker cracks a window into the new Russian soul, albeit a tiny one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ellen Gray
Philadelphia Daily News
April 28, 2011
People who never saw (or never much liked) "Everybody Loves Raymond" might not get the specifics. But complaining about people who don't get your jokes? That is universal.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 28, 2011
I mean no disrespect to Rosenthal when I say I laughed louder during the movie than during any episode of his hit TV show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Noel Murray
AV Club
April 28, 2011
The caricature of the crass American producer who kicks the art out of a production has become a comic cliché, but Phil Rosenthal's documentary Exporting Raymond flips the script.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
April 28, 2011
In the best sitcom-fueled tradition, Rosenthal is most interested in Rosenthal. Luckily, he and his struggles are an entertaining subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
April 25, 2011
Rosenthal's fine sense of humor is amplified by his narrative ability. Educational, instructive, funny...should be required viewing as a primer for doing business in Russia.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
April 15, 2011
Exporting delivers humor and emotion to a broader audience. When trying to take the lead in another culture, we're all fish out of water. (2011 Philadelphia Cinefest)
| Original Score: 3/5
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
April 4, 2011
Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal makes a droll guide in this enjoyable first-hand chronicle of how a U.S. sitcom gets adapted for Russian television.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
March 7, 2011
This frequently hilarious documentary (no talking heads, thank goodness) shows that Phil Rosenthal, the creator of 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' is funnier than Ray Romano, its star.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 7, 2011
...a tedious and overlong documentary...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 29, 2011
If (and only if) you need to know every detail about how the Russian version of "Everybody Loves Raymond" was put together, drop everything to see "Exporting Raymond."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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