Yana's Friends - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Yana's Friends Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
October 13, 2001
An appealing Israeli film about the resiliency needed by a small band of Russian immigrants to survive in difficult times.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
October 12, 2001
One of the best date movies to come out in months.
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
October 12, 2001
Slight though it may be, Yana's Friends is life-affirming and filled with comic spirit that erupts even at the worst of times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Amy Taubin
Village Voice
October 9, 2001
Kaplun's smart, scrappy romantic comedy Yana's Friends displays an insouciance rarely found in Israeli film.
Jason Anderson
October 8, 2001
[Yana's] understated optimism and enjoyment of life gives the film much of its vitality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
October 8, 2001
Kaplun (director Arik's wife) as Yana has a knack for maintaining her dignity and her poise while struggling through her humiliating problems.
Harvey S. Karten
September 26, 2001
A film whose warm-heartedness overcomes a lack of style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
September 26, 2001
A warm humanity washes over this lovely film, whose message is that gestures of love, however small or awkward, are crucial to the complicated art of survival.
Emanuel Levy
August 3, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Greg Muskewitz
December 22, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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