Ushpizin Synopsis
Prison escapees stay with an ultra-Orthodox Jewish couple (Shuli Rand, Michal Bat-Sheva Rand).
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Does what the best movies can do: take viewers to what might be unfamiliar places, into a culture with unique customs and traditions, and...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The unusual intimacy and authenticity can't be faked: The cast is peppered with nonprofessionals, most notably Michal Bat Sheva Rand.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
On paper, Ushpizin (Aramaic for "holy guests") looks like a hard sell. It works, however, thanks to a witty script and believable...
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
There's little difference between this joyful holiday film and the standard-issue yuletide-miracle movie, except that the holiday isn't...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Ushpizin takes us to a fascinating place, and hands out the sort of brochure that tourists always need but seldom get -- the charming kind,...
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75

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Ushpizin may not turn out to be as popular as Miracle on 34th Street, but if you believe that miracles can happen, it is a perfect outing...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
You need not be a believer to appreciate its humor and humanity.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Gentle and affecting, it offers an introduction to a mostly unfamiliar world while touching on issues recognizable to all.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The new Israeli movie Ushpizin, a film about man's clumsiness and God's grace, is a touching and amusing tale that expands our horizon and...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
In the charming comedy-parable Ushpizin, religious orthodoxy inspires not unbending dogma but humble, sometimes baffled spiritual striving...
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Rated PG-13 | For mild thematic elements