Let My People Go!
Let My People Go! (2013)

A sweet and hilarious fusion of gay romantic comedy, Jewish family drama and French bedroom farce, Mikael Buch's Let My People Go! follows the travails and daydreams of the lovelorn Reuben (Nicolas Maury), a French-Jewish gay mailman… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 11, 2013
DVD Release Date: June 17, 2013
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Loren King
Boston Globe

Oy vey doesn't begin to address the result.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Reuben is a whiny and uncoordinated prodigal son. His constant chafing at himself and the world is the film's biggest problem; by the midway point we're all wishing him back in Finland where he belongs.

Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Though the film alludes repeatedly to the story of Exodus, it remains bound to hysterical stereotypes and hyperbolic plotting.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

The road to the inevitable slapsticky Seder is paved with more sweetness than bite, a good deal of frantic foolishness and progressively thinner laughs, all wrapped in a message of acceptance and inclusiveness.

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Ella Taylor

The result is late Woody Allen, when early might have done the trick.

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Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

May well be the world's first French-Jewish-Finnish-Gay movie. Enjoyably campy.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Among gay Jewish French postman movies, "Let My People Go!" may be a Hall of Fame entry, but alas, by any other standard this would-be sex comedy is a dismal failure.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Though under 90 minutes, the whole frantically zany affair seems to last at least eight days. It might help to have a bottle of Manischewitz handy.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

It will amuse and delight you because it never takes itself too seriously.

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