Holy Rollers

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Released 2010

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Released:
2010
Rating:
R
Set in 1999, a young Hasidic Jew, Sam Gold, from an Orthodox Brooklyn community, innocently gets lured into the world of ecstasy drug trafficking by a friend, Barak Zimmerman, with ties to Jackie, an Israeli drug dealer. The story is inspired by actual events in the 1990's when Hasidim were recruited as mules to smuggle drugs into the United States.

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  • 70

    Los Angeles Times

    Never quite catches fire, calling for more edge and narrative tension than director Kevin Asch and screenwriter Antonio Macia manage to deliver. Still, it's an often evocative dip ...

  • 60

    The New York Times

    Mr. Eisenberg and particularly Mr. Bartha give appropriately twitchy, live-wire performances, and the film tells its basically bleak story lucidly and with touches of dark humor.

  • 50

    Variety Justin Chang

    Asch's first feature is intelligent, respectable yet curiously muted in tone and impact, never fully catching the viewer up in either its crime saga or its account of individual re...

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    Historical, Biography, Crime, Thrillers