The Chosen Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 27, 2012
An engaging family drama religious film that explores the ideological differences between two teenage Jewish friends.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Emanuel Levy
Screendaily
September 25, 2012
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 | Original Score: B+
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
July 7, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Michael Booth
Denver Post
March 28, 2008
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.
Top Critic
Melissa Anderson
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A worthy but irretrievably dull homily.
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
This little-seen movie deserves a wider audience.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 30, 2002
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.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 21, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
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