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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Allen Payne
as Ramon
Kathleen Chalfant
as Beggar Woman
Edie Falco
as Feiga
Kim Hunter
as Rebbitzn
Jackie Ryan
as Young Sonia
Peter Jacobson
as Schmuel
Tim Jerome
as Dr. Bauer
Phyllis Newman
as Mrs. Gelbart
Joyce Reehling
as Shaindy
Faran Tahir
as Hrundi Kapoor
Martin Shakar
as Mr. Berman
Teodorina Bello
as Mrs. Garcia
Glenn Flesher
as Chief Gabbal
Adam Dannheisser
as Young Gabbal No. 1
Stephen Singer
as Gabbal No. 2
Marvin Einhorn
as Gabbal No. 3
Sam Jennings
as Heshle
Erin Rakow
as Tsipi
Asher Tabak
as Yechlel
Allen Swift
as Mr. Fishbein
Daryl Edwards
as Nelson
Peter Slutsker
as Mr. Sugarman
Lauren Klein
as Sonia's Mother
Tonye Patano
as Earring Woman
Asia Minor
as Homegirl
Roseanna Plasencia
as Homegirl No. 2
Jerry Matz
as Mr. Engelberg
Michael Sthulbarg
as Young Hassid
Karen Contreras
as Young Woman
Wai Ching Ho
as Lady Vendor
Mel Duane Gionson
as Paranoid Vendor
Paul J.Q. Lee
as Smooth 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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