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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
April 1, 2011
"Miral" gives no real evidence to support why this particular story deserves screen time.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 20, 2010
Weighed down by a reverence to its true-life source material and desperate to make both a political and personal statement, it seems constantly unable to decide what it wants to say.
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
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March 24, 2011
Schnabel seems cowed by his subject matter, and it doesn't help that Jebreal adapted her own book. There's no one to impose a shape on the film...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 30, 2010
Has nothing of the precise clarity of Schnabel's 2007 masterpiece, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 15, 2010
A middlebrow stew of distracting star cameos, stilted speechifying, and references to The Battle of Algiers.
April 7, 2011
The didactic approach and hodge-podge structure diminish the film's heart and Schnabel's dreamy imagery.
September 13, 2010
The unshapely story is pulled apart by its eagerness to focus on three different women, none of whom is given adequate depth.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 1, 2011
Like its star, it's pretty, but that's about it.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
November 28, 2010
Chin up, Freida love. At least it's not The Last Airbender.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 24, 2011
Meant to celebrate the heroism of Palestinian women, Julian Schnabel's decades-spanning drama is mostly stilted and incomplete.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
March 29, 2011
The director's affection for its subject matter is obvious throughout, but while Miral may succeed as an ode to its muse, it will disappoint most anyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.4/10
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.
March 24, 2011
If contrition were coins, a film like Miral would be rich beyond its wildest dreams
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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 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
March 25, 2011
Combining narrative heavy-handedness with an airy disdain for the details of the situation, director Julian Schnabel gives us a one-sided view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in "Miral."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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