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Yiddish Theater: A Love Story Reviews

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New York Magazine/Vulture
June 21, 2012
Intriguing and entertaining despite some rough edges, Dan Katzir's documentary profits immeasurably from the ancient Spaisman's genuine charisma.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
June 17, 2012
If you end up kvelling for these performers, the doc has served its purpose.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
November 30, 2007
Given its origins, it's not surprising that Yiddish Theater: A Love Story has a catch-as-catch-can feeling to it. But nothing can take away from the flavor of being caught up in the battles and dreams of a formidable group of people.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
November 30, 2007
Katzir's documentary is on the cusp of posing worthy questions about American assimilation and cultural evolution, but it'd rather appeal to guilt and sympathy for art that we never get to feel.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 28, 2007
Although the film's highly personal approach ultimately pays off in terms of heartfelt emotion -- particularly at its bittersweet conclusion -- it's hard not to wish that its focus was not quite so narrow.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 21, 2007
Touching, if uneven.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
November 21, 2007
Filmed in real time during the freezing winter of 2000, Yiddish Theater: A Love Story tracks eight days in the failing life of the Yiddish Public Theater.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ronnie Scheib
November 21, 2007
Its extremely narrow focus on the death throes of an art form, rather than the art itself, limits its appeal.
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Ella Taylor
Village Voice
November 20, 2007
[A] gentle homage.