• Released
  • February 16, 2000
  • NR , 1 hr 56 min
  • Feminist Film
    Drama
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83

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
An alternately angry and sad portrait, passionate in its presentation and moving in its portrayal of individuals who sacrifice their love...
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80

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The acting is uniformly superb, as is the rich, somber cinematography.
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Raises fascinating question within a compelling narrative framework, and is also intriguing for the glimpse it provides into the inner...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
A powerful indictment of a religious mind set and is sure to spark plenty of post-screening discussion.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
A wonderfully understated work offering insights to a world where no emotion is simple.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A poetic and somber film that underscores the bum deal women usually get in any restrictive society.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A very angry film.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Slowly unfolding but liberating film, which is also a rare look inside a circumscribed community.
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67

Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
If it happens to lose you as you wander through this strange land, at least it does so to the accompaniment of captivating visuals and...
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63

Miami Herald

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It moves slowly, but you suspect that is the way of life in Mea Shearim, the closed quarters of a group that triggered Gitai's respect and...
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Rated NR