Antarctica (2008)

Omer is miserable because he's about to turn 30 and he hasn't found love or his true purpose in life. However, he's not really looking very hard. He prefers to lose himself among the stacks of books at the local library and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 14, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 15, 2010
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Reyhan Harmanci
San Francisco Chronicle

It's fun to see attractive people get together and fall apart.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Hochner is terrific at staging intimate encounters, and he gets his story off to a lively start -- only to run out of ideas and momentum.

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Mark Peikert
New York Press

Manages to combine sizzling sex scenes with an actual heart, putting all of the low-budget gay trash that American audiences must suffer through to shame.

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Andrew O'Hehir

Ambition and a roomful of good-looking guys isn't quite enough.

Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter

This new Israeli sex romp is a better advertisement for the country than a tourist bureau could provide -- at least for gay travelers.

Nora Lee Mandel

Amusingly makes the point that men can be rotten to each other like to women in so many heterosexual romantic comedies, but makes this point over and over again.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

While the director ogles his cast and busies himself with hackneyed visual metaphors, Antarctica wallows in casual lust and bored disaffection.

Ella Taylor
Village Voice

Antarctica takes urban loneliness as its subject, but though all the characters are strikingly attractive, there's nothing frothy or pandering about Hochner's hermetic homosexual world.

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Harvey S. Karten

The dialogue is lame enough to make one think that the story exists only as an excuse for the sexual couplings.

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