A Price Above Rubies (1998)

A Price Above Rubies (1998)



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In this drama set in New York City, a Rabbi's wife defies her husband to go and work in the Manhattan diamond district.
R (For sexuality and brief language)
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Kim Hunter
as Rebbitzn
Edie Falco
as Feiga
Allen Payne
as Ramon
Daryl Edwards
as Nelson
Faran Tahir
as Hrundi Kapoor
Martin Shakar
as Mr. Berman
Kathleen Chalfant
as Beggar Woman
Allen Swift
as Mr. Fishbein
Paul J.Q. Lee
as Smooth Vendor
Peter Jacobson
as Schmuel
Asia Minor
as Homegirl
Phyllis Newman
as Mrs. Gelbart
Joyce Reehling
as Shaindy
Tonye Patano
as Earring Woman
Stephen Singer
as Gabbal No. 2
Jerry Matz
as Mr. Engelberg
Peter Slutsker
as Mr. Sugarman
Jackie Ryan
as Young Sonia
Tim Jerome
as Dr. Bauer
Wai Ching Ho
as Lady Vendor
Marvin Einhorn
as Gabbal No. 3
Erin Rakow
as Tsipi
Lauren Klein
as Sonia's Mother
Adam Dannheisser
as Young Gabbal No. 1
Teodorina Bello
as Mrs. Garcia
Karen Contreras
as Young Woman
Glenn Flesher
as Chief Gabbal
Sam Jennings
as Heshle
Asher Tabak
as Yechlel
Roseanna Plasencia
as Homegirl No. 2
Michael Sthulbarg
as Young Hassid
Mel Duane Gionson
as Paranoid Vendor
Leyla Aalam
as Israeli Woman
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Critic Reviews for A Price Above Rubies

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (6)

Intense drama about Orthodox Jews has mature themes, sex.

Full Review… | September 30, 2014
Common Sense Media

A Price Above Rubies isn't a particularly good movie, though Zellweger shines in a tough, gritty role that foreshadowed her more serious acting ambitions.

Full Review… | September 6, 2010
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Yakin's argument is presented with such blind rage and fury that his little film goes from sensitive and perceptive to sensational and scandal-mongering very quickly

Full Review… | July 26, 2009

Yakin dares to not only enter that neighborhood, but to find beauty and sadness in it, rather than something alien or foreign.

Full Review… | May 25, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

Thanks to Boaz (Fresh) Yorkin, we now have Bye, Bye, Hasid or better yet Escape from the Tefillin.

December 19, 2002
Critics Inc./America Online

Writer and director Boaz Yakin has fashioned a beguiling drama about the deep yearning we all have to express our heart's desire. The film's title is from Proverbs 31:10.

Full Review… | March 1, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for A Price Above Rubies


Reminded me a bit of Holy Rollers with the Look Inside the Hasidic Community & Customs & Someone Struggling with that

Marilee Aschwanden
Marilee Aschwanden

Great film!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer


Very well done film. Don't miss watching this one.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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