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The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.