The Human Resources Manager Reviews

April 29, 2011
If director Eran Riklis's intention is to show the blossoming humanity, so to speak, of a human resources manager, the transformation is much too subtle to work.
April 22, 2011
Even with incidents involving drunken locals, an underground bunker and a decommissioned tank, the film doesn't build the comic momentum of good intentions hurtling downhill in a strange land.
March 24, 2011
Yehoshua and Riklis are sometimes better at setting things up than following through, but the result suggests a novelistic density.
March 17, 2011
Ivanir's acting is the key - he portrays the transition without sentimentalizing his character.
March 10, 2011
"Human Resources Manager" adroitly mixes moving personal drama, absurdist comedy and site-specific cultural situations.
March 9, 2011
It's hard to say if the film is aiming for a political critique of the dynamics of the everydayness of suicide bombings in Israel and the country's poor treatment of its immigrant population, or if that's just the way we read anything "Israel."
March 4, 2011
An enjoyable mix of tragedy and comedy.
March 3, 2011
A disappointingly shallow story in which only the dead are named, and the living are reduced to stereotypes.
March 1, 2011
Tender irony and dark humor abound in Israeli director Eran Riklis's latest account of bureaucracy colliding with burgeoning compassion.