• 1 hr 38 min
  • Comedy
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Chicago Reader

Uses the seven days of shivah to launch a series of hilariously escalating confrontations, including one in which elderly men nearly come to blows over who's the more genuine Jew.
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By Ronnie Scheib
Culture shock often proves the stuff of comedy, but the sight of a silver-studded, sombrero-topped mariachi band breaking into a rousing rendition of "Hava Nagila" transports diversity into the realm of the surreal.
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Any comedy that can combine death, abortion, Jewish ritual and a mariachi band without curdling into complete lunacy deserves a modicum of respect. In the case of My Mexican Shivah, more would be pushing it.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
All this story needs is a mariachi band to walk in on all the overwrought mourners. Oh, wait ... yep. There it is.
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Village Voice

Kvetches its way through an insipid vision of cross-cultural conflict.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Boring movie.
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46 out of 100
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