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Orthodox Stance (2008)

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For the last 60 years, the term "Jewish boxer" has been an oxymoron. But Dmitriy Salita, a 24 year-old Russian immigrant is making history as a top professional boxer and a rigorously observant Jew. While providing an intimate, 3-year long look at the trials and tribulations faced by an up and coming professional boxer, ORTHODOX STANCE is a portrait of seemingly incompatible cultures and characters working together to support Dmitriy's rare and remarkable devotion to both Orthodox Judaism and the pursuit of a professional boxing title.
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NR
Genre:
Documentary , Special Interest , Faith & Spirituality , Sports & Fitness
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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (7)

Salita is such a careful, reined-in fellow that one comes away wanting to have seen much more of the men around him.

April 10, 2008
L.A. Weekly
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While it might have made for an intriguing segment on a television newsmagazine show, doesn't sustain itself over the course of a feature-length film.

February 14, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
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Hutt's straightforward presentation tends to flatten out pic's anomalies instead of highlighting them.

Full Review… | January 25, 2008
Variety
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Salita doesn't see many other conflicts in his twin passions -- which, ultimately, makes for a less-than-gripping story. He's a likable guy and we're happy to watch his successes, but the movie lacks the emotional punch needed to knock us out.

Full Review… | January 25, 2008
New York Daily News
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In the intriguingly layered documentary Orthodox Stance, a determined young boxer strives to prove that the laws of God and the laws of the ring need not be at odds.

January 25, 2008
New York Times
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Well-meaning but fairly dull.

Full Review… | January 24, 2008
AV Club
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