A Price Above Rubies
A Price Above Rubies (1998)

In this drama, set in Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish community, Sonia wants to name her firstborn child after her dead brother, but after an argument over the name, she resentfully defers to her husband, scholarly holy man Mendel. Hasidic… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 18, 2000
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media

Intense drama about Orthodox Jews has mature themes, sex.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Yakin dares to not only enter that neighborhood, but to find beauty and sadness in it, rather than something alien or foreign.

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James Sanford
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Renee Zellweger, previously best known as the sweet mom from 'Jerry Maguire,' delivers a quietly stunning performance in the lead.

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A Price Above Rubies isn't a particularly good movie, though Zellweger shines in a tough, gritty role that foreshadowed her more serious acting ambitions.

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Brandon Judell
Critics Inc./America Online

Thanks to Boaz (Fresh) Yorkin, we now have Bye, Bye, Hasid or better yet Escape from the Tefillin.

Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

With its coldly antiseptic tone, the movie seems more interested in preaching awkwardly to the audience that inviting it in.

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Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com

Yakin's argument is presented with such blind rage and fury that his little film goes from sensitive and perceptive to sensational and scandal-mongering very quickly

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Writer and director Boaz Yakin has fashioned a beguiling drama about the deep yearning we all have to express our heart's desire. The film's title is from Proverbs 31:10.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

A Price Above Rubies would have more impact if filmmaker Boaz Yakin didn't allow its energy level to sag in several scenes, and if he avoided some lapses into Hollywood-style sensationalism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
Very well done film. Don't miss watching this one.
Leo L
Great film!