A Stranger Among Us (1992)
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When a Jewish jeweler is found dead and his store is missing more than one million dollars in diamonds, a New York police detective (Melanie Griffith) goes undercover in a community of Hasidic Jews to find the criminal. Once she is immersed in the community, she falls in love with one of the most devout members, who helps her find the criminal. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
Jan 1, 1992 Wide
Jun 3, 2003
John Louis Fischer
1st Yiddish Woman
Alexander Pasmur Jr.
2nd Yiddish Woman
Edward Rogers III
File Room Clerk
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Stuck with a permanently detached lead actress who juggles snappy cop jargon and sex appeal with all the concentration of pothead.
I was deeply disappointed that the film ended up seeming too much like a promo for the conservative religion it espoused.
What could easily have been another irritatingly earnest, clueless depiction of orthodox Jewish stereotypes, unfolds as an involving, challenging, and (most importantly) respectful treatment of [an] oft misrepresented religion
One of Lumet's weakest films. this is a dramatically preposterous and emotionaly unsatisfying tale of culture collision, further hampered by a reverential but inaccurate portrait of the Hassidic culture.
A fantastic performance by Thal....genuinely captivating
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