Minyan

critic Reviews

, 92% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Sensitively helmed by director Eric Steel, Minyan presents a patiently told coming-of-age story led by Samuel H. Levine's powerful performance.
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    Simran HansObserver (UK)
    What's most interesting about Eric Steel's tender coming-of-age drama is the queerness hiding in plain sight.
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    Linda MarricThe Jewish Chronicle
    Eric Steel has delivered a wholly believable and handsomely executed tale of acceptance which is further elevated by his peerless attention to detail and undiluted documentarian style.
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    Rafaela Sales RossLittle White Lies
    An easily forgettable, painful waste of potential.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    Levine brings an assertive and intelligent performance.
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    Carlos AguilarLos Angeles Times
    "Minyan" interrogates the interlocked spiritual and social dynamics of Brighton Beach's Eastern European Jewish population in the mid-1980s with tonal and visual solemnity.
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    Teo BugbeeNew York Times
    The director Eric Steel follows the lead of his introverted protagonist and takes an understated approach to the story.
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    Jennie KermodeEye for Film
    This is a film which will speak volubly to viewers with intersectional identities of various kinds, but it's so beautifully made, so sensitively delivered, that anybody who loves cinema would be unwise to miss it.
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    Rich ClineShadows on the Wall
    With careful understatement, filmmaker Eric Steel tells a story about a young man who feels like an outsider in his tight community.
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    Edward PorterSunday Times (UK)
    The film's insights into this milieu are a key source of richness in the grey, slow-moving story that unfolds.
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    Ben TurnerThe Pink Lens
    An effective character piece creating a picture-perfect snapshot of '80s normalcy that feels both suffocating and a breath of fresh air. With a compellingly enigmatic performance from Levine, this is the best Jewish LGBT+ film since Disobedience.
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