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"While they might quarrel, fight, and perhaps even be starting a war in Africa, they are still family. It is going to take a whole lot of soul-searching and sacrifice for everyone to come together in this heart-warming and comic family reunion that will have you thinking fondly of your own." (read more)
- JCast Network

" The premise, familiarity incarnate, follows a harried middle-aged man's attempts to satisfy his fragile mother's wish that he bring his eccentric bickering children together under the roof of their old home for one last stab at establishing some sort of familial affection among them—a pretense that everyone involved discarded long ago." (read more)
- Slant

"Oy vey, Mumsy. Every time hapless widowed barrister Lenny Rubin (Timothy Spall) tries to embark on a relaxing sea cruise, his high-maintenance mother (Honor Blackman) calls him back. Convinced that her far-flung family will reunite only at her own funeral..." (read more)
- Village Voice

"DVD Release Date: April 24, 2012, Run time: 97 min, Starring: Timothy Spall, Rhona Mitra, James Callis, Blake Harrison, Honor Blackman, Hugh O'Conor, Theo Stevenson" (read more)
- DVD Releases

"Timothy Spall (''The King's Speech') stars in 'Reuniting The Rubins,' a British family comedy debuting from Monterey Media March 23 at the Laemmle NoHo 7 in Los Angeles. Spall plays an attorney who’s forced to postpone his retirement when his persuasive mother (ex-Bond girl Honor Blackman) convinces him to reunite his contentious, politically divergent adult children for a holiday celebration." (read more)
- indieWIRE

"I wanted to make a film that tested a very modern dilemma: can family still exist within a globalized world where the needs of the individuals so often over the needs of the many. Family dynamics are so interesting because it’s the place where character is really put to the ultimate test. " (read more)
- Shalom Life

"In Yoav Factor's touching British comedy, 'Reuniting the Rubins' (7 p.m. Jan. 29 at St. John's), also a first-time feature film, Lenny Rubin wants to reunite (after being emotionally blackmailed by his mother) his estranged, far-flung family for Passover. Humor to one side, Factor, a London filmmaker, said the importance of getting together at the family table is universal, and increasingly overlooked. " (read more)

"Reuniting the Rubins, a UK film, will be shown on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 15 at 12:30 p.m. and concerns an uptight lawyer, who puts his dream retirement on hold when his ailing mother emotionally blackmails him into reuniting with his estranged children for a Jewish holiday... (read more)

"Reuniting the Rubins is one of those movies that aims to be touching and funny all at once. The British film tells the story of a grandmother who tries to bring together her dysfunctional family for a Passover seder." (read more)
- Shalom Life

"Reuniting the Rubins boasts an impressive cast of British stars including Timothy Spall, James Callis, Rhona Mitra and the still exquisite Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore in Goldfinger) who manage to coexist on screen in perfect (but intentional) disharmony." (read more)
- DC Film Review

"In creating the Rubins’ story, Factor was keen to present Reuniting the Rubins as a universal tale of family travails. It’s not a “Jewish” story. Instead the sharp observations point to a universal story with (mainly) wholly credible characters. Only the inclusion of Rabbi Yona (O’Conor) hints at caricature, but then he’s more concerned with his pregnant wife than his deeply held traditionalist religious views." (read more)
- Yorkshire Post

"'Reuniting the Rubins' British actor Timothy Spall (“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”) is an uptight lawyer whose mother (onetime Bond girl Honor Blackman) blackmails him into a reunion with his estranged children, including a hard-charging capitalist, an environmental activist, and a rabbi." (read more)
- Beleifnet

"Among the comic entries is “Reuniting the Rubins,” a British movie that mingles drama with farce. It’s the tale of a man’s attempt to reconcile his four feuding adult children long enough for Passover dinner with their ailing grandmother. People of a certain age will be startled to learn that Granny is played by “Goldfinger” sexpot Honor Blackman, one of the most iconic Bond girls." (read more)
- The Washington Post

"As is usually the case, the numbers surrounding the Washington Jewish Film Festival are daunting. Forty-seven movies will be screened - 14 feature films, 26 documentaries, seven shorts - from 15 countries in more than 50 programs in eight venues during the festival that runs from Dec. 1 to Dec. 11." (read more)
- Washington Jewish Week


"Monterey Media has acquired North American rights to family comedy "Reuniting the Rubins" in a deal with Kaleidoscope Film Distribution." (read more)
- Variety


"Written and directed by Yoav Factor, the film also stars Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners), Rhona Mitra (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Doomsday, The Number 23, Nip/Tuck) and James Callis (Bridget Jones films, Battlestar Galactica, FlashForward)." (read more)
- Coventry

leeds student

"‘Reuniting the Rubins’ is an endearing, heartwarming family movie which is easy to relate to if you have siblings or are part of a large family." (read more)
- Leeds Student