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Nina's Tragedies Reviews

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December 6, 2005
Ayelet Zorer gives Nina grace, sexiness and a real personality. She's someone you'd want to see a movie about, though maybe you'd wish the movie were a little more polished than this one.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 12, 2005
Israeli society is one that has ample experience processing grief, and Nina's Tragedies explores that challenge with humanity and humor.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 29, 2005
The dry humor is disarming. The ensemble cast is engaging and interesting to watch. And the main plot, as it were (will Nadav and Nina find respective happiness?), is suspenseful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2005
A gently quirky, touching comedy from Israel about a young boy's infatuation with his aunt.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
June 9, 2005
A humorous warts-and-all portrayal of a family.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 3, 2005
Nina's Tragedies is full of gentle, labyrinthian turns, sly and sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 27, 2005
A richly evoked family drama.
May 26, 2005
Engagingly odd and full of sad, funny moments.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 21, 2005
A sad little comedy with enough surprises to keep the viewer guessing, and fine performances by all.
May 12, 2005
It's well acted, and well written, but it rarely delivers the emotional resonance you keep expecting.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 3, 2005
A thoughtful and satisfying film of the sort American filmmakers rarely achieve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 3, 2005
Writer-director Savi Gabizon brings a startling freshness to the coming-of-age tale.
April 1, 2005
[An] intricately woven screenplay, captivating characters and observations of the complexities of modern Israeli life.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 31, 2005
If, at times, he lays on the surrealist touches with a trowel, it's a small price to pay for the goofy tenderness with which he ministers to his hapless, self-absorbed characters, and bestows on them a hard-won peace.
March 26, 2005
A serio-comic look at an Israeli teenager's coming-of-age, centering on his attraction to his emotionally fragile Aunt, the film belongs to the growing pains genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 24, 2005
This wry comedy drama has excellent acting and surprises galore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 22, 2005
With improbable charm, Gabizon knits it all together, his characters' sexual obsessions and earthiness tempered by a soulful melancholy.
March 18, 2005
The boy's adjustments to Nina and her emotional tempests comes with flashes of comedy, the poignancy of lost and reclaimed love, a sprinkle of shame, and some silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 18, 2005
The path to the grave is often a bumpy fusion of the serene and the shrill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 1, 2007
A dark, morose, confusing hodgepodge of uninteresting and unbelievable characters.
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