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Miral Reviews

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November 5, 2018
Miral seems more interested in its own prestige than in the characters it seeks to portray.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 14, 2018
Schnabel makes it known from the beginning that he wants to educate as well as entertain, although what he delivers is a potted history rather than something insightful or culturally minded.
January 13, 2013
This is what happens when a self-serious movie artist tries to impress his girlfriend.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 27, 2012
Miral overrides its screenwriting flaws with Schnabel's uncanny sense of film art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 12, 2011
...sporadically engrossing yet thoroughly uneven...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 11, 2011
Schnabel dedicates Miral to "everyone on both sides who still believes peace is possible"-a noble sentiment, to be sure, but will anyone on either side really see themselves reflected in such a simplistic, ham-fisted treatment?
April 28, 2011
Though it self-evidently has a Message about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, [it] makes virtually no effort to clearly explain what that Message is.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 25, 2011
[T]here are plenty of nonpolitical reasons to frown upon Miral: it's simply not a very engaging film, even to those sympathetic to the Palestinian cause...
April 22, 2011
Might have been better as a documentary.
April 15, 2011
...if you're going to ask the audience to piece together the meaning of a scene for themselves, don't cue the conclusion with a soundtrack full of familiar emotional cues.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
April 15, 2011
The director injects some showy images into the mix but, without a defined frame for Schnabel to paint in, "Miral" is an unholy mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 14, 2011
Impassioned, but also dramatically disjointed and emotionally parched.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 8, 2011
Schnabel is free to make a film sympathetic to the Palestinians, of course, but such distortions and selective history make this little more than an arty propaganda film.
April 7, 2011
What "Miral" lacks in performance art, Schnabel attempts to replace with design.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 7, 2011
It feels strangely undernourished, as if the filmmakers were afraid to really let go and express big emotions.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 7, 2011
The didactic approach and hodge-podge structure diminish the film's heart and Schnabel's dreamy imagery.
April 7, 2011
The film is an uninvolving mess, though a thoughtfully composed jumble of emotions and time periods ambitiously reaching for a distressing screen poeticism it never achieves.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 1, 2011
Miral has the pedigree, the attitude, the weighty subject matter. It's just not much of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 1, 2011
How can you appeal to both sides when you tell only one side's story?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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