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Holy Rollers

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Crime

Release Date :

May 21, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Kevin Tyler Asch

Starring :

Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Danny A. Abeckaser, Ari Graynor, Jason Fuchs, Q-Tip, Bern Cohen, Mark Ivanir, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Elizabeth Marvel

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 4

“..ultimately complemented by equally conventional storytelling..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
“..simply psychologically troubled..”
by Prairie Miller [NewsBlaze]
“..It's the same story, even with tefillin and felt hats..”
by Mike Hale [NY Times]
1 of 5

“..it's an often evocative dip into unique territory fleshed out by a highly convincing cast..”
by Gary Goldstein [LA Times]
“..Intriguing setting can't overcome conventional storytelling..”
by Justin Lowe [Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 5

“..Holy Rollers is the kind of cinematic surprise a young actor and a first time director ought to aspire to..”
by Ray Greene [Boxoffice Magazine]
Review rate : C-

“..Holy Rollers gives a fascinating story the low-rent TV-movie treatment..”
by Nathan Rabin [A.V. Club]
“..Being the fact-based tale of a Hasidic Jewish youth from Brooklyn who joins an international Ecstasy-smuggling ring, the cleverly titled "Holy Rollers" would seem to promise a more dramatic ride than what it deliver..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]

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