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A Price Above Rubies

A Price Above Rubies (1998)

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Average Rating: 5.3/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 4

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Boaz Yakin (a Sundance winner for Fresh) wrote and directed this drama, set in Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish community, about a young woman who harbors doubts about continuing to follow the path of her religion. Sonia (Renee Zellweger) gives birth to her first child. She wants to name the boy after her dead brother, but after an argument over the name, she resentfully defers to her husband, scholarly zaddik (holy man) Mendel (Glenn Fitzgerald). Both are apprehensive over the child's circumcision.

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Boaz Yakin

Jan 18, 2000

Miramax

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All Critics (46) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (13) | DVD (1)

A Price Above Rubies isn't a particularly good movie, though Zellweger shines in a tough, gritty role that foreshadowed her more serious acting ambitions.

September 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Yakin's argument is presented with such blind rage and fury that his little film goes from sensitive and perceptive to sensational and scandal-mongering very quickly

July 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Bangitout.com
Bangitout.com

Yakin dares to not only enter that neighborhood, but to find beauty and sadness in it, rather than something alien or foreign.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Thanks to Boaz (Fresh) Yorkin, we now have Bye, Bye, Hasid or better yet Escape from the Tefillin.

December 19, 2002
Critics Inc./America Online

Writer and director Boaz Yakin has fashioned a beguiling drama about the deep yearning we all have to express our heart's desire. The film's title is from Proverbs 31:10.

March 2, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Renee Zellweger, previously best known as the sweet mom from 'Jerry Maguire,' delivers a quietly stunning performance in the lead.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
rec.arts.movies.reviews

With its coldly antiseptic tone, the movie seems more interested in preaching awkwardly to the audience that inviting it in.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

A Price Above Rubies would have more impact if filmmaker Boaz Yakin didn't allow its energy level to sag in several scenes, and if he avoided some lapses into Hollywood-style sensationalism.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor

Just about everything in writer-director Boaz Yakin's film rings false.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Yakin cleverly introduces elements of magic realism in an otherwise starkly real, modern allegory.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

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Great film!
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