Nearly killed by his suicidal friend's tragic drive, Alex, a young accordion player, embarks on a search for meaning. To this rascal, however, that means coming up with a phony handicap so ...... (Full plot summary below)
Nearly killed by his suicidal friend's tragic drive, Alex, a young accordion player, embarks on a search for meaning. To this rascal, however, that means coming up with a phony handicap so ...
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Time Out - 6/10 by S. James SnyderDirector Sam Garbarski’s focus occasionally skews narrow, but he does evoke the anxiety of reconciling a strict faith with secular times.
Village Voice - 5/10 by Ella TaylorThe Rashevski Tango begins and ends with a burial, but the movie teems with cranky life, then heals all rifts with a dance that sets a seal of comically erotic approval on that undying genre, the domestic melodrama.
Variety - 5/10 by Ronnie ScheibPicture touchingly conveys the everyday closeness of the Rashevskis, who are wont to tango their troubles away, but spiritual upheavals and tonal shifts feel artificial and strained.
The New York Times - 5/10 by Neil GenzlingerIn the end, though, Mr. Garbarski makes no judgments, which leaves this film feeling sweet but light: we already knew that Judaism, like most other religions, is an ever-evolving collage.
New York Daily News - 4/10 by Joe NeumaierThe central metaphor of dance, though, is forced, a standard-issue cliché about dancing away problems.