Hester Street (1975)
Average Rating: 6.2/10
Reviews Counted: 6
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 2
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Release Date: May 1, 1975 Limited
Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 551
Eda Reiss Merin
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a worthy attempt and important as an example of women's efforts to finally carve their own place in the world of filmmaking, but it's just not a great movie.
Though lacking plot or in-depth characterization, Silver's ultra-modest debut is likable, in large measure due to her channeling of 1970s feminist approach to a little documented turn of the century immigreants' yarn
Worthwhile as a document of life in New York's Jewish tenements, but its miniscule budget pinches and, for this reason and others, its period detail is sometimes unconvincing.
[S]tagey and static, confined to small sets that seem to pen in the energetic cast...
Carol Kane is terrific in this moving, handsomely photographed tale.
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