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  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    An intriguing portrait of an insular community, but its recounting of the seduction of a bright young man by the surrounding culture is heavy-handed. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The screenplay, by Antonio Macia, is earnest and unsurprising--not a good combination--and neither the director nor the star quite knows what to make of the quirky character inside the traditional garments that signal otherworldly innocence to customs agents. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Eisenberg - seemingly in every other movie nowadays - gives his best performance since 2005's "The Squid and the Whale" in a film that dramatizes a fascinating New York story. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Holy Rollers squanders a fascinating premise with predictable execution. show more

  • 70
    Bob Mondello NPR

    Eisenberg lets us see Sam's growing distress, and also the fortitude with which he faces down his fears -- few young actors are as adept at simultaneously conveying panic and bravado. show more

  • 70
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    The problem is that just as we’re getting to know these characters as people, the movie pulls a veil over them: It loses its nerve and mutates into an only mildly compelling crime drama, albeit one whose protagonist is maybe more tortured than usual. show more

  • 63
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    As a testament to traditions that are usually kept hidden from Hollywood, Holy Rollers is a mitzvah. But as a thriller, it's bubkes. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The film's failure is to get from A to B. We buy both good Sam and bad Sam, but we don't see him making the transition. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A rare drug-crime movie devoid of violence, and pretty much anything in the way of excitement. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Even the portrayal of the Hasidic community comes to feel like window-dressing, welcome for its exoticism but never truly understood. show more

  • July 01, 2011 lemrak
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    Very interesting movie. Worth seeing just for Jesse Eisenberg.

  • May 24, 2010 picture005
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    great movie ,. jessy and the crew were great . thanks for shooting scenes in m and a decorators 294 grand street jessy u act A1

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