Noodle (2007)

A melancholy Israeli flight attendant finds new meaning in life on her quest to reunite a six year-old Chinese boy nicknamed Noodle with his missing mother. Miri (Mili Avital) is a two-time war widow who has long since lost her lust for… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 26, 2007
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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

Here, the background of grief helps: it deepens the characterisation, so that the emotion feels earned. Yet there is sentimentality here, leavened by Menahemi's understated humour and sense of purpose.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

You don't want to examine the contrivances of plot too closely but all the strands come together in a tense and emotionally satisfying climax. This is a perfect film for audiences who want to avoid confronting cinema.

Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

It has warmth and real insight.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

It's an enjoyable feel-good story that builds up slowly but delivers plenty of emotional zing with a joyous pay-off that takes us as high as the plane that travels from Tel Aviv to Beijing.

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Dov Kornits
FILMINK (Australia)

By the time the film reaches its lump-in-the-throat conclusion, you'll be glad to have discovered this touching and universal story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Robert Fearon
One of the best films I've seen recently. Brilliant performances. Excellent music. A very moving story.