• PG, 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Jeremy Kagan
    In Theaters:
    Aug 1, 1981 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 2, 2003
  • Westchester Films

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The Chosen Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An engaging family drama religious film that explores the ideological differences between two teenage Jewish friends.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

September 27, 2012
Emanuel Levy
Screendaily

Based on Potok's book, this well acted fammily drama set in Brooklyn after WWII, centers on the friendship between two Jewish boys who beong to different ideological factions

Full Review Source: Screendaily | Original Score: B+

September 25, 2012
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com

It shouldered its way into the popular consciousness, perhaps with a few concessions and a straining dramatic license, but nonetheless it remains a thoughtful, provocative engagement of legitimate issues relating to Judaism, the ancient, ever evolving rel

Full Review Source: Bangitout.com | Original Score: 2/4

July 7, 2009
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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A dedicated team of faithful adapters created a wonderfully rich movie version of the book in 1981, and the emotion and intellectual depths of the story resonate through the decades.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

March 28, 2008
Melissa Anderson
Time Out
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A worthy but irretrievably dull homily.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Certainly, this is a gently evocative movie, with its glimpses of a strict and self-contained culture, and its memories of a time gone by.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

August 30, 2004

Film4

This little-seen movie deserves a wider audience.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Based on Chaim Potok's best-selling novel, this film is filled with colorful details of Hassidic lifestyle and has strong performances by Rod Steiger and Maximilian Schell.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

January 30, 2002
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

June 27, 2005
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2003
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

| Original Score: 0/5

July 21, 2003
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