Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sweet, sexy, and unexpectedly enchanting, Yana's Friends is the little feel-good comedy that could.
  2. 80
    Arik Kaplun's smart, scrappy romantic comedy Yana's Friends displays an insouciance rarely found in Israeli film.
  3. You probably never dreamed a charming romantic movie could be staged against a backdrop of Scud attacks from Saddam Hussein.
  4. Swept Israel's version of the Oscars two years ago, and though it won't do as well here, it's an accomplished debut with heart, war and sex. In the age of paranoia, it just might be the perfect date movie.
  5. May well be the first film ever to show people having sex while wearing gas masks.
  6. Reviewed by: Damon Smith
    Juxtaposes slice-of-life tales with hints of worldly conflict to delightfully comic effect.
  7. If you're wondering whether the rules of love change during war, you won't find a better case than the urgent, darkly comic relationship between these two.
  8. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    The comedy is fairly light and the romance decidedly offbeat.
  9. 60
    There's some funny erotic business with gas masks, but neither that nor the unfolding love story is quite as engrossing as the raucous bunch of former Soviet citizens.
  10. No more than a sentimental little comedy.

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