Yana's Friends - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Yana's Friends Reviews

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
November 15, 2002
The movie won 10 Israeli Academy Awards and prizes at various film festivals. It's easy to see why.
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
July 11, 2002
Warm, bittersweet and charming.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Damon Smith
Boston Globe
June 21, 2002
A tender, spirited look at love and community in the midst of war.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
May 24, 2002
It is heartwarming and often funny, but in its lightness somehow misses the mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 18, 2002
The film eloquently persuades us that it is better to laugh than cry and better to make love than war, messages that never go out of date.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
The treatment, both as satire and sentimentality, is heavy-handed.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
October 18, 2001
I never imagined that Yana's Friends would one day turn out to be so timely for all New Yorkers -- and indeed, all Americans.
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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.
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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.