Hester Street Reviews

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December 13, 2017
The story is well paced to hold one's interest...
July 13, 2015
It is just this short sightedness, this emotional skimpiness, that makes Hester Street a truly "little movie." It is not a matter of size, really, but of depth.
July 22, 2008
Joan Micklin Silver displays a sure hand for her first pic.
June 24, 2006
An unimaginative camera and misty monochromes do little beyond conveying some self-conscious period recreation.
May 9, 2005
There is nothing very original about Hester Street except its loveliness.
January 1, 2000
Hester Street is compromised by preciousness and oversimplification, but it makes a pleasant and efficient entertainment.
July 13, 2015
I think Hester Street just gets itself into the 'don't-miss-this-tiny-gem' category. It is most notable for the contrasting beauty and performances of Carol Kane and Dorrie Kavanaugh.
July 13, 2015
This marvellously evocative study of Jewish immigrant life in turn-of-the-century New York, mainly told in delightfully subtitled Yiddish, features an outstanding lead performance from the Oscar-nominated Carol Kane.
July 13, 2015
Neglected piece of history receives atmospheric examination as old customs are replaced by assimilation.
March 5, 2008
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.
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