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Late Marriage Reviews

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Susan Stark
Detroit News
August 23, 2002
A romantic comedy enriched by a sharp eye for manners and mores.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
August 16, 2002
A terrific, thoroughly engrossing motion picture.
| Original Score: 4/5
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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
One of those welcome visitors, a movie that turns out to be much more than we expected.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
July 10, 2002
A canny (and profoundly sexy) movie.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
July 10, 2002
A closely observed, somewhat funny, ultimately very sad movie.
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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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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
June 14, 2002
Ashkenazi and Elkabetz are sensational in the lead roles.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
June 14, 2002
Unfolds in a low-key, organic way that encourages you to accept it as life and go with its flow.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
June 13, 2002
This may be Dover Kosashvili's feature directing debut, but it looks an awful lot like life -- gritty, awkward and ironic.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Loren King
Boston Globe
June 7, 2002
An unforgettable look at morality, family, and social expectation through the prism of that omnibus tradition called marriage.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Misha Berson
Seattle Times
June 7, 2002
It feels like a devastatingly honest portrait of how old-world family loyalties are both a haven and a prison -- for two generations.
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.
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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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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
May 30, 2002
The last scenes of the film are anguished, bitter and truthful. Mr. Koshashvili is a director to watch.
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 26, 2002
Judith and Zaza's extended bedroom sequence ... is so intimate and sensual and funny and psychologically self-revealing that it makes most of what passes for sex in the movies look like cheap hysterics.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 22, 2002
Will assuredly rank as one of the cleverest, most deceptively amusing comedies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
May 17, 2002
There's none of the happily-ever -after spangle of Monsoon Wedding in Late Marriage -- and that's part of what makes Dover Kosashvili's outstanding feature debut so potent.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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John Anderson
Newsday
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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Megan Turner
New York Post
May 17, 2002
Features one of the most affecting depictions of a love affair ever committed to film.
| Original Score: 3/4
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
May 14, 2002
Superbly brash, raunchy, and confrontational.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
May 3, 2002
Late Marriage is definitely rocky, but there's never a point where we lose interest and want out -- as relationships go, that's not bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 17, 2002
A deliciously mordant, bitter black comedy.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 6, 2002
Powerful and very bitter comedy.
| Original Score: 4.5/5