When Jews Were Funny - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

When Jews Were Funny Reviews

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Daniel Walber
June 5, 2014
Director Alan Zweig's own anxieties get in the way of his larger questions about humor and Jewish identity, leaving us with more yuks than nuanced ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jay Stone
December 20, 2013
It's a jumbled purpose in a film that is otherwise rambling conversation with some grand old names.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Dave McGinn
Globe and Mail
November 15, 2013
It's fun viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Gorber
September 22, 2013
On the whole, I think When Jews Were Funny is a strong testament to a lost age, a kind of elegy to the self-deprecation and introspection that certainly shaped in a major way modern comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Rob Nelson
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 31, 2014
Zweig's movie is equal parts witty and provocative ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
March 16, 2015
Zweig couldn't defer to a more insightful batch of interviewees.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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