• R, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:    Rob Weiss
  • In Theaters:   
  • On DVD:    Feb 15, 2005
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Amongst Friends Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
April 26, 2006

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.

Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
February 22, 2006

boring indie crap

| Original Score: 1/5
Janet Maslin
New York Times
Top Critic
May 20, 2003

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002

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

| Original Score: 3/5
James Berardinelli
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

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.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000

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

Full Review | Original Score: C+
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
September 7, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: C+
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 30, 2003

| Original Score: 2/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002

| Original Score: 3/5

Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
January 1, 1800

Full Review | Original Score: C+
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

May 24, 2003

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
Top Critic
May 12, 2001

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