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When Zak and his girlfriend Delphina visit his estranged father for Yom Kippur in the Catskills, they find him suffering from dementia and inadvertently uncover a dark family secret from WWII: an impossible sacrifice Zak's grandfather (Eli Wallach) made to join Rudolf Kasztner's controversial freedom train out of Hungary. Directed by Jeremy Davidson, and produced by Mary Stuart Masterson.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 15
- Fresh: 5
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 4.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The film's rich performances, in which every shade of every character's emotions registers, can go only so far to camouflage the glaring lapses in a drama that often confuses hints and allusions with coherent storytelling.
Rotten: A radiant perf by Annie Parisse and a virtuoso turn by Eli Wallach are insufficient to lift this male intergenerational angst-fest out of the ghetto.
Rotten: Although strongly acted and deeply felt, writer-director Jeremy Davidson's arcanely titled Tickling Leo is too theatrically conceived and diffusely told to satisfy its lofty aspirations.
Rotten: Director Jeremy Davidson's father-son tale is refreshingly edgy and well-acted, but painfully obvious in almost every other way.
A truly wonderful, truly independent film. Certainly a film that hollywood is not making currently. Very refreshing to see such quality. Bravo!