[S]tagey and static, confined to small sets that seem to pen in the energetic cast...
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Kane is terrific in this moving, handsomely photographed tale.
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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
| Original Score: B-