Late Marriage Reviews

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July 10, 2002
A canny (and profoundly sexy) movie.
July 10, 2002
A closely observed, somewhat funny, ultimately very sad movie.
July 8, 2002
Using an endearing cast, writer/director Dover Kosashvili takes a slightly dark look at relationships, both sexual and kindred.
July 2, 2002
Late Marriage's stiffness is unlikely to demonstrate the emotional clout to sweep U.S. viewers off their feet.
June 29, 2002
The picture is often hilarious but spins darker in surprising jolts.
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!)
June 21, 2002
Takes a look at an Old World, passionless arrangement in a way that is at once so biting and so brutally honest that you chuckle first, then shudder.
June 18, 2002
Has the pulse of real life and the daring to allow logic and emotion to collide with painful results.
June 15, 2002
June 14, 2002
Ashkenazi and Elkabetz are sensational in the lead roles.
June 14, 2002
Unfolds in a low-key, organic way that encourages you to accept it as life and go with its flow.
June 14, 2002
Amazing performances from some pretty unlikable characters. Never underestimate the willfulness of a Jewish mother.
June 13, 2002
This may be Dover Kosashvili's feature directing debut, but it looks an awful lot like life -- gritty, awkward and ironic.
June 10, 2002
Improves when it takes a more serious tone and Zaza and Judith develop into deeper characterizations.
June 7, 2002
An unforgettable look at morality, family, and social expectation through the prism of that omnibus tradition called marriage.
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.
June 7, 2002
Whatever virtues Israeli audiences might have discerned in the film haven't survived the oceanic crossing...remarkably dull.
June 6, 2002
Grating and tedious.
June 1, 2002
A seriocomic debut of extravagant promise by Georgian-Israeli director Dover Kosashvili.
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.
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