Paper Dolls Synopsis
Transgendered Filipinos work as caregivers to elderly Orthodox Jewish men in Israel.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Heymann's film was originally a six-part series for Israeli TV. The feature he and his crew have made smoothly truncates those three hours...
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
A documentary about transsexuals from the Philippines working as caregivers in Israel sounds highly specialized in its appeal, but Heymann...
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80

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
Sad, sweet and oddly inspirational.
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
There have been a number of worth documentaries about gender-benders who cross every conceivable line, but Tomer Heymann's film about a...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Although the "weird" factor is very much in play here, director Tomer Heymann does a fine job of peeking behind the curtain and discovering...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The presentation is conventional, but the subject matter isn't. Besides, when was the last time you saw anything resembling good news...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Although the film occasionally become repetitive, one can't help but be moved by the way in which these two groups of people -- who...
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70

The New York Times

By Dana Stevens
A modest film, less interested in advocacy or analysis than in sympathy.
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60

Village Voice

Observing the close relationships they develop with clients, the openly gay Heymann becomes, both hilariously and wistfully, part of a...
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50

Variety

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Distilled from a six-episode Israeli TV series, pic mostly fails to transcend its ramshackle structure or penetrate the inner-lives of its...
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Paper Dolls

By chicagoan
Documentary was well edited, compelling subject matter, multiple perspectives presented, human interest story, strong subject and strong delivery about an unusual (unheard of) topic--the best kind of...