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Trembling Before G-d Reviews

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Top Critic
Brandon Judell
indieWIRE
June 28, 2014
A profoundly touching look at the plight of gay Orthodox Jews who are trying to integrate their sexuality with their religious beliefs. While the style is not innovative, the subject matter is groundbreaking.
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
May 4, 2007
Powerful documentary about the struggle of gay and lesbian orthodox Jews to reconcile their beliefs and their desires

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
November 30, 2004
Trembling Before G-d, by no stretch a well constructed documentary film, is an important breakthrough for Jewish orthodoxy because ignoring a consistent problem helps no one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
May 20, 2003
This insightful documentary simmers with a fury that's passionate enough not to need spelling out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
the human face it puts on the objects of intolerance speaks to discrimination at large in all its ugly forms. Its a moving and important piece of filmmaking
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
February 15, 2003
It offers several interesting insights into the seemingly incongruous matters of homosexuality and orthodox religion.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
February 14, 2003
A sensitive and eye-opening documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly
December 12, 2002
Moving and, ultimately, hopeful -- a hope that extends further than most documentaries allow.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 12, 2002
A unique documentary about the crisis confronting gay and lesbian Jews who wish to remain part of the Orthodox and Hasidic branches of Judaism.
| Original Score: B
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Everyone, including adherents of other faiths which treat gays much the same, should find food for thought in this fine film.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 3, 2002
the Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish version of Arthur Dong's superior Family Fundamentals.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kim Linekin
eye WEEKLY
August 3, 2002
Suprisingly, the documentary is so free of rancour and so filled with love for the religion that it has actually inspired some audience members to raise their hands after screenings and ask how they can convert.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
So how do gay men and lesbians who want to practice Orthodox Judaism reconcile these two seemingly contradictory forces in their lives? Director Sandi Simcha DuBowski's Trembling Before G-D examines this dilemma with compassion and sensitivity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
July 19, 2002
To the film's considerable credit, it focuses on the power of faith more than on the power of desire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
July 19, 2002
An intelligent and often moving film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
July 19, 2002
A remarkable film, for thoughtful people of all beliefs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
June 2, 2002
DuBowski's skillful documentary techniques aid in creating compassion for these outsiders.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 3, 2002
You don't have to wear a yarmulke or even be Jewish to be affected by this traumatic story of religious intolerance.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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