One of Us Reviews

November 7, 2017
They had no interest in making an "objective documentary," although I doubt the Hasidim would have made themselves available to two women with a camera and their own hair.
October 25, 2017
One of Us offers a rare window into a highly insular community that is often misunderstood, or tacitly sanctioned for fear of stoking anti-semitism.
October 20, 2017
This is complex and often explosive subject matter, and in examining it, the excellent team of Ewing and Grady tread as carefully as they can.
October 19, 2017
It's fascinating, but it feels incomplete.
October 19, 2017
Yet though none of the subjects, connected to different degrees to the Satmar sect, regrets leaving and joining the wider world, their after stories as well as their before ones touch on loneliness, insecurity and even trauma.
October 19, 2017
As a documentary, "One of Us" is a small act of portraiture, but each portrait captures the pain of having a life upended.
October 17, 2017
The film is a nuanced and moving illustration of the dilemma facing doubting members of the growing Hasidic community in New York City, home to the world's largest population of Jews outside of Israel.
September 12, 2017
Following three former Hasidim over a fraught and eventful three-year period, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady have made their most powerful and complex film.
September 11, 2017
Employing intimate, evocative aesthetics to amplify their material's heart-wrenching power, the filmmakers craft a harrowing portrait of trauma, bravery and insular societal oppression.
September 11, 2017
First and foremost a heart-wrenching account of three lives, lost and scared and searching for repair.