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83
Portland Oregonian
The film seems to resonate even for people who aren't Jewish or gay, as there are so many people touched by homosexuality and religion.
80
Remarkable exploration of sexuality and the Jewish faith.
80
This is a brave, groundbreaking film.
75
Entertainment Weekly
While the compiled testimony is strong, some larger context is missing.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
An unexpectedly moving family portrait of cousins we didn't know we had.
75
It's that dilemma -- a commitment to Orthodox life, the refusal to deny one's sexuality and the fear of expulsion once that sexuality is revealed -- that director Sandi Simcha DuBowski illustrates so powerfully.
75
Boston Globe
Examines this dilemma with compassion and sensitivity.
70
Washington Post
Short but emotionally effective movie.
60
Salon.com
By the end of Trembling Before G_d, you desperately wish that at least some of DuBowski's subjects would see the light.
50
Baltimore Sun
Dubowski's movie is an act of hope that the basic human needs of the gay Orthodox will someday be reconciled with their faith.

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