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They had no interest in making an "objective documentary," although I doubt the Hasidim would have made themselves available to two women with a camera and their own hair. David Edelstein. One of Us offers a rare window into a highly insular community that is often misunderstood, or tacitly sanctioned for fear of stoking anti-semitism.
Jude Dry. This is complex and often explosive subject matter, and in examining it, the excellent team of Ewing and Grady tread as carefully as they can. Matt Zoller Seitz. Josh Modell. Yet though none of the subjects, connected to different degrees to the Satmar sect, regrets leaving and joining the wider world, their after stories as well as their before ones touch on loneliness, insecurity and even trauma.
Kenneth Turan. As a documentary, "One of Us" is a small act of portraiture, but each portrait captures the pain of having a life upended. Ben Kenigsberg. It doesn't critique religion itself but rather the sectarian aspects of this group and how it affects its members. The movie's narrow focus limits the portrait that's painted and leaves us with questions about its accuracy.
Which it turns out, are justified. Roger Moore. One of Us is a powerful look at how difficult it can be to leave a life that completely shaped and dictated one's worldview. Bilge Ebiri. By employing refreshingly potent visuals in a marginalized story that needs telling, Ewing and Grady have created one of the year's best films.
Jon Hogan. Emotional pain of those trying to leave its control tugs at the heart. Nora Lee Mandel. Ewing and Grady impart no judgement, but rather allow their subjects to reveal a self composed critique of the Hasidic community in which they were raised via an anxiously tailing camera that acts as both fly on the wall and confessional. Jordan M. Top Box Office. More Top Movies Trailers. Chapter 20 - Miscreants Chapter 21 — Stuttering Chapter 22 - Sunday Morning Chapter 23 - Lost Chapter 24 - Seeking Chapter 25 - Absolution Chapter 26 — Cleaning House Chapter 27 - Precautions Chapter 28 — Reciprocity Chapter 29 - Affirmation Chapter 30 — Suite and Sour Chapter 31 — Breakfasts and Breakdown Chapter 32 - Coast to Coast Chapter 33 — Throw Mama under a Train Chp34 - Things that go bump in the Night Chapter 35 — Introspection and Advice Chapter 36 - Appreciation Part I Chapter 37 — In the Harsh Light of Day Chapter 38 - Appreciation Part II Chapter 39 - Clamour Part I Chapter 40 — Night Watch Chapter 43 - Sideways Chapter 45 - Appreciation Part IV Chapter 46 - Girl Talk Chapter 47 — Up and Down Chapter 48 - So you know a Guy Chapter 49 - Secrets and Negotiations Chapter 50 - Home Chapter 51 — Reverberations Chapter 52 - Heartfelt Chapter 53 - Monday on the Mind Chapter 54 - Under Siege Chapter 55 — Digging in Chapter 56 — Conundrums Plot Summary.
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Clearly this is not the first instance. Featured on Meta. Goodbye, Prettify.One of Us offers a look into the secretive world of Hasidic Judaism and those "Nobody leaves the Hasidic community, unless they're willing to pay the price.".