Orthodox Stance

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.



Reviews Counted: 19

liked it

Audience Score

User Ratings: 112


All Critics | Top Critics
Average Rating: N/A
Reviews Count: 0
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 0


Average Rating: 3.8/5

You may have noticed some of the recent changes we have made. To read more about what we’ve been working on behind the scenes, please check out our new RT Product Blog here.

User image

Orthodox Stance Photos

Movie Info

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.


News & Interviews for Orthodox Stance

Critic Reviews for Orthodox Stance

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.

    Apr 10, 2008
  • 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.

    Feb 14, 2008
  • Hutt's straightforward presentation tends to flatten out pic's anomalies instead of highlighting them.

    Jan 25, 2008 | Full Review…

    Ronnie Scheib

    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Jan 25, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 25, 2008 | Rating: 4/5
  • Well-meaning but fairly dull.

    Jan 24, 2008 | Rating: C | Full Review…

    Nathan Rabin

    AV Club
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Orthodox Stance

There are no featured reviews for Orthodox Stance at this time.

Orthodox Stance Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features