The Believer Synopsis
A Jewish student (Ryan Gosling) contends with his own anti-Semitism.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Stunningly smart, genuinely disturbing film.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Bean's commitment to serious theological examination is exciting, Gosling's performance is riveting, and this fiery and imperfect feature...
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
What it's about is also what it requires for proper appreciation -- the ability of the human mind to hold, and even cherish, diametrically...
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Unique and unforgettable.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
One of the year's most thought-provoking, hard-hitting films, gutsily opening up a subject rarely done with this kind of all-out chutzpah.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It is a challenging film, if not always a narratively cohesive one.
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75

Boston Globe

An amazing and incendiary movie that dives straight into the rough waters of contradiction.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film's anti-Semitism is articulate but wrong, and the conflict between what the hero says and what he believes (or does not want to...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Gosling's performance is a stunner, although the story-telling is otherwise pedestrian. It is the movie's blessing and curse that it does...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

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The movie's shift into an implausible thriller magnifies its lack of character development. But Gosling gives an impassioned performance...
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Captivating

By Terilyn
Ryan Gossling was absolutely amazing in this movie based on a true story that took over 2I'm years to make! I very seldom ever watch a movie more than once and I own this DVD and I have watched too...

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