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Go for Zucker! (Alles auf Zucker!) Reviews

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Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
April 4, 2007
An irreverent, frequently funny clash of cultures which mostly explores the lighter side of what it means to be Jewish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
The cast is funny and the script is sharply written.
Chelsea Bain
Boston Herald
October 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 5, 2006
A brash, energetic, cheerfully slovenly comedy with broadly drawn characters and big performances...
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
August 4, 2006
A fine farce about discovering the meaning of 'family' under peculiar circumstances.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Cynthia Dickison
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 13, 2006
Zany Zucker proves that 'German comedy' is no oxymoron, and that the country can at last find humor in its cultural and religious divide.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 13, 2006
Because it's from Germany and we're not onto the tricks of the lead actors, the way this familiar tale plays out is a lot of fun.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 28, 2006
The most appealing aspect is that it is not politically correct, stirring comedy out of the clash within a culture, as distinct from films that use clashes of cultures for their comedy.
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
April 8, 2006
As a comedy, Zucker is pleasant and spry but not truly exceptional.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Derek Elley
Variety
April 6, 2006
A character-driven entertainment that stays just the right side of purely physical farce.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
March 27, 2006
too weighted with overdressing and fat to travel all that well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
March 25, 2006
Go for Zucker! has one comic trope our capitalist society can definitely understand: the restorative power of a cash bonanza.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Les Wright
culturevulture.net
February 19, 2006
The humor, in both subtle and slapstick varieties, is fast-paced.
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James C. Taylor
L.A. Weekly
February 9, 2006
German-made comedy is a rare enough export, but German-made Jewish comedy hasn't been seen abroad -- or in the Fatherland -- since the days of Adolf Hitler.
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
January 20, 2006
Go for Zucker is far from a perfect film but it brings easy laughter and joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Denby
New Yorker
January 17, 2006
The movie is raw-looking, and Levy throws the camera around as if it were a Teddy bear, but he controls the actors with calm professional skill --all the characters, beautifully developed in short scenes, are touching and slightly absurd at the same time.
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 10, 2006
Bittersweet exploration of German-Jewish identity
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
December 15, 2005
In director and co-writer Dani Levy's capable hands, Go for Zucker is less a comedy of religious manners than of Cold War nostalgia on par with 2003's Good Bye, Lenin!
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Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News
December 8, 2005
Go for Zucker! cleaned up at this year's German film awards. But why should an American moviegoer see it? If you're looking for a reason, here's one: It might be the first funny German movie you've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
December 1, 2005
"Go for Zucker!" takes pleasure in its irreverence.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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