A Stranger Among Us
A Stranger Among Us (1992)

When a Jewish jeweler is found dead and his store is missing more than one million dollars in diamonds, a New York police detective goes undercover to find the criminal. Once she is immersed in the Jewish community, she falls in love with… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 1, 1992
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2003
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times

A Stranger Among Us isn't emotionally on a much higher level than a Harlequin romance, but Lumet keeps the actors in front of us, and we enjoy watching them.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Although it's enjoyable as a bittersweet, fish-out-of-water love story, Sidney Lumet's A Stranger Among Us is less effective when it transforms itself into an exotic whodunit.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A Stranger Among Us is rife with laughably heavy-handed instances of plot and character development...

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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

[Lumet] may be the quintessential New York director, but A Stranger Among Us argues that he should stay out of Brooklyn.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

A Stranger Among Us is eerily devoid of precisely the kind of urban detail and atmosphere that has always given Lumet`s work its authority, even when his storytelling falters.

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Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

A Stranger Among Us is an unwieldy yarn that plays passion against faith and tradition in a most unconvincing manner.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Director Sidney Lumet is obviously fascinated by the Hasidic community, and he displays this fascination by presenting the Jewish characters and settings with affection and respect.

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Michael Sragow
New Yorker

Griffith's artless embodiment of the script's deranged idea of tough-gal gumption isn't as amusing as it should be. She's a B-picture heroine stuck in an absurdly self-conscious prestige project.

Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun

If I were a rich man, I wouldn't have had to see A Stranger Among Us.

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Leo L
A personal favorite.