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Hava Nagila (The Movie) is a documentary romp through the history, mystery and meaning of the great Jewish standard. Featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte, Leonard Nimoy, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, Regina Spektor and more, the film follows the ubiquitous party song on its fascinating journey from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the kibbutzim of Palestine to the cul-de-sacs of America. High on fun and entertainment, Hava Nagila (The Movie) is also surprisingly profound, tapping into universal themes about the importance of joy, the power of music and the resilient spirit of a people.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 28
- Fresh: 25
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 7.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The filmmakers mix the playful and serious, with only occasional lapses.
Fresh: It's a fun, nostalgic, informative journey.
Fresh: This richly entertaining documentary relates the history of the ubiquitous song that has been covered by everyone from Lena Horne to Elvis.
Fresh: Grossman finds lively, often passionate and funny interpreters - among them rabbis, historians, musicologists and klezmer musicians - to guide us through the song's many transformations.