Amongst Friends
Amongst Friends (1993)

This film is set in an affluent Long Island neighborhood, the home of boyhood chums Patrick McGaw, Steve Partavecchio, and Joseph Lindsay. With too much time on their hands, the kids turn to crime for "kicks." Events snowball into… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2005
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Weiss is more successful in introducing these people and setting them in motion than he is in allowing sharp, revealing details to emerge from the turmoil that surrounds them.

Emanuel Levy

In this Jewish Mean Streets, Weiss substituts Scorsese's Italian lowlifes with upper-middle class Jewish youngsters who don't drift into crime but rather choose it consciously as a way of life.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This Scorsese "Mean Streets" type of film has been done too many times and often much better than it was done here.

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James Berardinelli

In the final analysis, Amongst Friends works not because it's an expose of upscale, suburban violence and drug use, but because it takes the time to develop its characters so that the events which swirl around them involve us.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

boring indie crap

Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Amongst Friends would love to be a Mean Streets for the '90s, and its Long Island streets may be mean enough, but here they're barely semi-tough.

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Scott Weinberg

Aims squarely for Scorsese-lite -- and that's precisely where it lands.

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Leo L
A personal favorite.