The Human Resources Manager
The Human Resources Manager (2011)

THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER is a dramedy centered on the HR manager of Israel's largest industrial bakery, who sets out to save the reputation of his business and prevent the publication of a defamatory article. It was Israel's… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 4, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2011
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rachel Saslow
Washington Post

If director Eran Riklis's intention is to show the blossoming humanity, so to speak, of a human resources manager, the transformation is much too subtle to work.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Yehoshua and Riklis are sometimes better at setting things up than following through, but the result suggests a novelistic density.

CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)

The long, long journey that makes up the bulk of the film is bizarrely undramatic.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Even with incidents involving drunken locals, an underground bunker and a decommissioned tank, the film doesn't build the comic momentum of good intentions hurtling downhill in a strange land.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Ivanir's acting is the key - he portrays the transition without sentimentalizing his character.

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Simon Weaving

A sometimes serious, sometimes quirky road movie sees an HR Manager travel from Jerusalem to Romania with a dead body, a collection of strange characters, and a slowly developing conscience about the fate of the dead.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A cross-cultural shaggy-dog story along the lines of Bill Forsyth's "Local Hero."

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

"Human Resources Manager" adroitly mixes moving personal drama, absurdist comedy and site-specific cultural situations.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A bittersweet Israeli road movie about the difficulties of putting other people first.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Pedro Holanda
<i>The Mission of the Human Resources Manager</i> <b>Whatever</b> This is one of the first modern Israeli films I have yet seen, and… More
Walter M.
The human resources manager(Mark Ivanir) of a bakery in Jerusalem in 2002 is about to leave for the night when the owner(Gila Almagor) tells him about an… More