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Only Human (Seres queridos) Reviews

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.
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 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 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
Teresa De Pelegri and Dominic Harari, making their feature debut, are as interested in the realistic drama of the situation as they are the clash of cartoonish characters, and they lurch uncertainly from one to the other.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 6, 2006
Winningly human, and wonderfully funny.
July 6, 2006
Although it has its undeniably funny moments, the film sacrifices its credibility in its strained attempts to achieve a level of screwball comedy that requires a level of wit and pacing, not to mention some credibility, that is not reached here.
June 29, 2006
Shines a glaring light on sibling rivalry, cultural rifts and filial devotion without ever descending into pap or sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 29, 2006
The results are dubious, but ultimately, the litmus test for whether individual viewers will enjoy Only Human depends more than on their tolerance for shrill Meet The Parents-style discomfort comedy than on their views of Middle Eastern poli
Read More | Original Score: C+
June 23, 2006
What could have been an 85-minute tutorial in Judeo-Arab relations is an exuberantly acted farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 21, 2006
[A] cheery, expertly constructed Spanish farce.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 16, 2006
Sounds like basic sitcom stuff. But the story is carried out with a composure best exemplified by the performance of Toledo, an agile and graceful comic actor who sometimes suggests an owlish Cary Grant.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 16, 2006
If you don't have a family of believable Jewish characters to begin with, the whole thing falls apart.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 16, 2006
Moves along briskly, with several laugh-out-loud moments.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 16, 2006
While disaster ensues, the directors have the sense to avoid the obvious, finding trouble in the least predictable of places.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 15, 2006
Only Human, a vigorously paced modern screwball comedy ... explores family values, and Leni and Rafi's mismatched cultural backgrounds, with a refreshingly light touch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 13, 2006
It's been a long time since a movie got this much comic mileage out of the devalued reaction shot.
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February 9, 2006
For all its boisterous chutzpah, there is little charm in this.
January 20, 2006
At times irrepressibly hilarious, Only Human milks every possibility of clash with dark humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 20, 2006
Combines a deftly-turned script, fine perfs and a feel-good message to mostly delightful effect.
January 7, 2006
An energetic, colourful farce that attempts, in its own small way, to figure out why people find it so hard to live in harmony.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5