Holy Rollers
Holy Rollers (2010)

"Holy Rollers" is inspired by actual events in the late 1990s when Hasidic Jews were recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States. It is the story of a young Hasid from an Orthodox Brooklyn community… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 21, 2010
DVD Release Date: October 5, 2010
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a promising premise and a solid central performance from Jesse Eisenberg, Holy Rollers lacks the depth necessary to overcome its cliched script.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

This is moviemaking on autopilot.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The scenes of family conflict are sketchily dramatized. We never get to the place where the two parts of Sam's personality meet -- the devoted son and sharp-dealing criminal.

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Lindy West
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Holy Rollers' innocence-lost, you-can't-go-home-again arc is something of a cliché, but the film remains refreshingly nonjudgmental about its hero's burgeoning criminal career.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's not a terrible movie, but all the way through you feel as if you've already seen it.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film is slight, but Eisenberg is a deadpan delight.

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Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale

The one and only problem I had with HOLY ROLLERS was the pacing. I found myself getting slightly bored and at times, looking at my watch. I'm sure it's not easy to mesh Orthodox Judaism and Ecstasy, but Asch did a pretty good job.

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Rafer Guzman

It's sadder and scarier than its predecessors, but it also may be the most important chapter in the tale.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

As a thriller, it's bubkes.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Offering the viewer hardly any reason to feel this story is credible.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Feeling left in the slow lane of life, New York Orthodox Jews try drug running for awhile, trading on their outsider status. Families disapprove, but they do… More
Lucas Martins
Sometimes very cliche, but with a terrific performance by Jesse Eisenberg and a nice screenplay, Holy Rollers is a good film to watch.
Cameron Sherwell
An interesting idea executed in an un-interesting way, 'Holy Rollers' had my attention, but due to a lack of interesting characters and some serious… More
Manu Gino
Weak and pointless film, more actors that could act should really have been here and not let Jesse Eisenberg carry all this movie by himself. The story is good… More
Chris Weber
For a movie based on a true story about Hasidic Jews working as drug mules trafficking ecstasy in the late 90s this movie was really dull. Sure, maybe the… More
Cynthia S.
This film lacked excitement for a crime story, even if a true story. You feel no fear for the people smuggling drugs. Theres no tension, no edge of your seat… More