A Stranger Among Us (1992)

A Stranger Among Us



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Movie Info

To investigate the robbery and murder of a diamond dealer, a female detective goes undercover amongst New York City's Hasidic Jews. This drama focuses on her efforts to continue the investigation in her new surroundings, which becomes more difficult when she falls in love with a devout community member.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Robert J. Avrech
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 3, 2003


as Emily Eden

as Ariel

as Yaakov

as Inspector

as Mendel

as Mr. Klausman

as Mrs. Klausman

as Lieutenant Oliver

as Detective Tedford

as Detective Tedford

as Detective Marden

as Tony Baldessari

as Chris Baldessari

as Emily's Father

as French Rebbe

as French Rebbitzen

as Shayna

as 1st Yiddish Woman

as 2nd Yiddish Woman

as File Room Clerk

as Zap Goon

as Cantor

as Paramedic

as Inspector

as Rebbe's Assistant
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Critic Reviews for A Stranger Among Us

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (15)

A Stranger Among Us isn't emotionally on a much higher level than a Harlequin romance, but Lumet keeps the actors in front of us, and we enjoy watching them.

Full Review… | May 3, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

[Lumet] may be the quintessential New York director, but A Stranger Among Us argues that he should stay out of Brooklyn.

Full Review… | May 3, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Director Sidney Lumet is obviously fascinated by the Hasidic community, and he displays this fascination by presenting the Jewish characters and settings with affection and respect.

Full Review… | May 3, 2014
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Although it's enjoyable as a bittersweet, fish-out-of-water love story, Sidney Lumet's A Stranger Among Us is less effective when it transforms itself into an exotic whodunit.

Full Review… | May 3, 2014
Seattle Times
Top Critic

A Stranger Among Us is eerily devoid of precisely the kind of urban detail and atmosphere that has always given Lumet`s work its authority, even when his storytelling falters.

Full Review… | May 3, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Griffith's artless embodiment of the script's deranged idea of tough-gal gumption isn't as amusing as it should be. She's a B-picture heroine stuck in an absurdly self-conscious prestige project.

Full Review… | May 3, 2014
New Yorker
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for A Stranger Among Us

A personal favorite.

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