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Miral Reviews

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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
April 22, 2011
Might have been better as a documentary.
April 7, 2011
What "Miral" lacks in performance art, Schnabel attempts to replace with design.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 25, 2011
Miral never feels like a hot button issue movie, or the even more dreaded "important social" movie. It's just a moving drama about a world that's foreign, at least to me, and probably many audiences.
March 25, 2011
An ambitious film, and it may be that Schnabel's reputation has led to unrealistic expectations about what any film can accomplish. Still, it has many admirable qualities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 25, 2011
The film seeks to humanize a seemingly unwinnable conflict, and it succeeds at that. But stepping back sadly weakens its story as well as its politics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 23, 2011
At once open-eyed and myopic, skillful and meandering...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 8, 2010
[A] sincere but plodding examination of four women whose lives are affected by the time and place they live in.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 29, 2010
Schnabel doesn't comes close to the quiet power of his last feature, The Diving Bell And The Butterfly...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 3, 2010
The strength and importance of Miral lies in its vantage point. Schnabel is offering viewers a perspective on the Middle East that they are unlikely to have seen before in other mainstream movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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 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
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