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Paper Dolls Review

  • Release Date: Feb 10, 2006
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Tomer Heymann

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    72

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety

    Distilled from a six-episode Israeli TV series, pic mostly fails to transcend its ramshackle structure or penetrate the inner-lives of its subjects.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Observing the close relationships they develop with clients, the openly gay Heymann becomes, both hilariously and wistfully, part of a community that possesses in spades what's missing in his own life--the gift of happiness and living well in unfriendly surroundings.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    A modest film, less interested in advocacy or analysis than in sympathy.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    Although the film occasionally become repetitive, one can't help but be moved by the way in which these two groups of people -- who couldn't be more different in terms of background and orientation -- have found a common emotional ground.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    A documentary about transsexuals from the Philippines working as caregivers in Israel sounds highly specialized in its appeal, but Heymann brings to Paper Dolls not only an engaging poignancy and depth but also a powerful universality.

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