A Stranger Among Us - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

A Stranger Among Us Reviews

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Dennis King
Tulsa World
May 3, 2014
A Stranger Among Us is offered primarily as a Melanie Griffith star vehicle. That's too bad. It's a story with a hopeful and well-meaning message.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joanna Berry
Radio Times
May 3, 2014
Released in British cinemas as Close to Eden, this is a flop under any name.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 3, 2014
A Stranger Among Us is an unwieldy yarn that plays passion against faith and tradition in a most unconvincing manner.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 2, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
If there has ever been a crime, in all the history of crime movies, that has a lamer solution than this one, I cannot remember it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 27, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
May 3, 2014
If I were a rich man, I wouldn't have had to see A Stranger Among Us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
November 21, 2008
Plot is overloaded with hard-to-take factors.
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
July 16, 2012
Stuck with a permanently detached lead actress who juggles snappy cop jargon and sex appeal with all the concentration of pothead.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rebecca Murray
About.com
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 3, 2014
There's apparently something about Hasidic Jews that makes normally talented and reasonable filmmakers turn otherwise straightforward thrillers into harebrained hootfests.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
All too obviously influenced by Witness, the film fails on all counts.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 24, 2011
I was deeply disappointed that the film ended up seeming too much like a promo for the conservative religion it espoused.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Oy vey.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Lumet's no-bull New York sensibility clashes repeatedly with Avrech's romance-novel mawkishness.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 3, 2016
A Stranger Among Us is rife with laughably heavy-handed instances of plot and character development...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
The worst insult to the viewer's audience is the terrible miscasting of Melanie Griffith.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 29, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A preposterous cop movie that meets a romanticized portrait of the Hasidic community.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Though this movie is indefensible in terms of virtually any critical standard I can call to mind, I wouldn't have wanted to miss a single second of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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