• Released
  • August 17, 2012
  • (NY)
  • NR , 1 hr 52 min
  • Art House/Foreign
  • 2 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: In 1968 a teenage boy starts to work for a Holocaust survivor who acts as a matchmaker.

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By Mark Zhuravsy
The Matchmaker is at heart an unexpectedly complex film about love, but also an examination of Israel in flux, a country with one foot in...
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Village Voice

An old-fashioned Mediterranean coming-of-age story set in the young heart of the Levant, The Matchmaker combines the tender tone of a film...
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This look back at late-'60s Haifa makes for strong, accessible, character-driven drama.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
It sounds like a throwback to an earlier, more traditional style of Israeli filmmaking but it instead provides a view of that country...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is a sweet, bittersweet comedy, well-executed if perhaps a little heavy on anecdotage. You know who might have made it in the old...
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Boston Globe

By Loren King
How does a filmmaker tell a Holocaust story that hasn't been told before? The Matchmaker does it by weaving fable with realism,...
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The New York Times

The efficient approach and tendency toward broad strokes prevent the movie from taking a deep hold, and Mr. Shafir is a hesitant young...
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Slant Magazine

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The film ultimately fails to treat history as anything but a string of melodramatic reference points for moody characters haplessly trying...
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Time Out New York

By David Fear
A former stand-up comic, Miller lends a sense of puckish mischief to his tenderhearted, troubled Cupid, yet everything else about this...
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Rated NR