Judy Berlin Synopsis
Aging teacher (Barbara Barrie) has a crush on married principal (Bob Dishy) .
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It isn't often that lives of quiet desperation are served up with such pearly restraint.
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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Some movies are too good to miss. Judy Berlin is one of them...It works like magic.
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Tightly constructed and controlled.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Haunting and hopeful.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
Beautiful little film.
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85

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Captures the emptiness of small-time lives as evocatively as Peter Bogdonavich's "Last Picture Show."
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Its leisurely pace and surreal poetry won't break box-office records, but will surely serve to introduce Mendelsohn as a major new talent.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Strikingly original movie.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
With skill and also with love, writer-director Eric Mendelsohn creates a delicate and airy mood, a kind of cinematic haiku.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Laced with magic-realist bittersweetness.
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Rated NR