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Late Marriage Reviews

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Jeremy Heilman
April 25, 2002
Late Marriage seems, like its protagonist, lost in a sea of its own ambivalence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Arthur Lazere
May 30, 2002
There aren't many laughs in this interesting study of the cultural mores of Georgian Jews in Tel Aviv.
December 9, 2002
I am sorry that I was unable to get the full brunt of the comedy.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
June 6, 2002
Grating and tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 16, 2002
Unfunny comedy with a lot of static set ups, not much camera movement, and most of the scenes take place indoors in formal settings with motionless characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Justin Hartung
May 17, 2002
The screenplay is too obvious in its critique of arranged marriages, and its portrayal of Zaza's malicious parents is smugly cynical.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 7, 2002
Whatever virtues Israeli audiences might have discerned in the film haven't survived the oceanic crossing...remarkably dull.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
July 2, 2002
Late Marriage's stiffness is unlikely to demonstrate the emotional clout to sweep U.S. viewers off their feet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 31, 2002
Late Marriage is not a one-level film, and one of its most revealing moments shows the strong-minded mother expressing respect for the equally iron-willed Judith.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
June 1, 2002
A seriocomic debut of extravagant promise by Georgian-Israeli director Dover Kosashvili.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 18, 2002
Whenever you think you've figured out Late Marriage, it throws you for a loop.
| Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 18, 2002
Has the pulse of real life and the daring to allow logic and emotion to collide with painful results.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
July 26, 2002
This terrific film is fueled by several scenes that are shocking -- but not for the reasons you might think. The shocks here come not from the unexpected sensationalism of them but from their bracing humanity and spontaneous, eye-opening rawness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 18, 2002
A sprightly comedy about a young man's desperate attempt to find happiness on his own terms in Tel Aviv's Georgian community.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 24, 2002
Kosashvili's deftly written script prods his audience to think about his characters' motivations (and his own for casting his own mother!)
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 20, 2002
Late Marriage is an in-your-face family drama and black comedy that is filled with raw emotions conveying despair and love.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 6, 2002
Powerful and very bitter comedy.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
May 14, 2002
Superbly brash, raunchy, and confrontational.
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John Anderson
May 17, 2002
The frankness of Kosashvili's film may be a bit breathtaking, but because it is, you believe every moment.
| Original Score: 3/4
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