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This is a decent effort, but is ruined by clichéd scripting and the poor acting of Melanie Griffith and the other actors. There is unfortunately very little, if any, believability in the characters, who are all given unbelievable and ridiculous lines and fail to even deliver them properly. One can only snicker as Griffith delivers the line "I'm an independent woman" with all the integrity of a Miss America contestant. Part of the problem, of course, is that the Hassidim are the only believable characters. Griffith as Eden seems incapable of portraying more than one tone of voice, whether she is supposed to be happy, excited, or sad. Though it aimed to explore the culture of the Hassidim, all it looks like now is an incredibly dated and undaring movie. Eden's fellow policepersons are all stock characters with no real humanity to them, as are the mobsters that later come into the movie.
The redeeming quality comes in the Hassidim, and especially in Eric Thal. However, this may not be enough to excuse the otherwise poor script and the poor acting skill of Melanie Griffith.
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