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Holy Rollers

Holy Rollers
  • 2010
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kevin Asch
  • Written by: Antonio Macia
  • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Ari Graynor, Danny Abeckaser, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Q-Tip, Jason Fuchs

This true-life drama follows naïve young Hasidic Jews unwittingly smuggling Ecstasy into Brooklyn in the late 90s. As a drug-smuggling drama it's conventional, predictable stuff, but Kevin Asche's film is compelling in its focus on Sam's (Eisenberg) relationship to his faith.

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Holy Rollers

21 Jun 20113 stars

Formulaic coming-of-age drama saved by understated Jesse Eisenberg performance

(15) 88min Released over a year ago in the US, this true-life drama about naïve young Hasidic Jews unwittingly smuggling Ecstasy into Brooklyn in the late 90s would probably have skipped UK cinemas entirely if not for the presence of Jesse…

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