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Only Human (Seres queridos) Reviews

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September 17, 2007
More than just a spotlight on wacky family members and screwball situations ... a simple statement about some absurd perspectives on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 16, 2007
A rare, optimistic ray of hope about the prospects of Jewish-Muslim relations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 15, 2007
Writer-directors Dominic Harari and Teresa Pelegri have penned an amusing script and, as directors, inject a delicate human texture into the story's intermixing of capricious zaniness, frank sensuality and Mideast politics.
October 17, 2006
The laughs more than make up for the familiarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2006
... well-intentioned and charming, a deliberately downsized film that despite its high concept finds humor in the domestic more often than the political.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 83/100
September 8, 2006
A fresh and funny Spanish take on the classic family screwball comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 25, 2006
Only Human (Seres Queridos), generally speaking, doesn't work.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 16, 2006
While the comedy is at times sharp but mainly chaotic in that frenzied European style, it seems the filmmakers actually intended to make a statement about Jews, Arabs, and the possibility that love can out maneuver politics and overcome unimaginable histo
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 11, 2006
The only lesson it has to impart is that a gifted, charismatic cast can elevate the most tired material into something closer to mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 10, 2006
The secret to Only Human's appeal is that the silliness is performed matter of factly, so it becomes a new, cracked definition of normal.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 10, 2006
A smart and dark comedy from Spain, Only Human manages to say cogent things about the nature of intolerance and love while being fitfully hilarious.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 5, 2006
The irreverent comedy of family feuds, impulsive leaps of (il)logic, and temporary amnesia is more screwball eccentricity than social satire.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 4, 2006
There's a political and social clash at its core, but the laughter comes from a deeper, human place (see title).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 28, 2006
A familiar situation of a beloved daughter bringing her intended home to meet the folks is pushed to sublimely silly extremes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 28, 2006
Offers passing amusements, for sure, but the gap between its brilliant potential and its final execution is frustrating.
Read More | Original Score: B-
July 21, 2006
A Spanish comedy that isn't quite as frenzied or farcical as its husband-and-wife writer-director team clearly intended it to be.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 11, 2006
Amiable, and occasionally even insightful, but also sometimes just silly and at others a trifle tasteless...a mixed bag that, unhappily, doesn't deliver quite enough.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 7, 2006
It lets frantic get so far ahead of funny, the latter gets lost in the dust.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 7, 2006
Mines the comic possibilities of the classic setup of introducing the fiancÚ to the family, with results that are playful, charming and surprisingly thoughtful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 7, 2006
There are many amusing moments in Only Human; the film is never dull.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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