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Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim) Reviews

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July 2, 2004
Unbearably life affirming and quasi-spiritual... [Sharif] dispenses bromides like a watery-eyed, Middle-Eastern Forrest Gump.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 18, 2004
Director Francois Depeyron evokes the look and feel of nostalgia extremely well, recalling films like 'Cinema Paradiso' for their wistfulness and charm.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 12, 2004
Even when the material is rather thin and obvious -- and it sometimes is -- Sharif and Boulanger's performances make Monsieir Ibrahim agreeable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 1, 2004
Hardly challenging.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 30, 2004
A slight-but-charming French heart-warmer that gives Omar Sharif his best role since... well, since Lawrence of Arabia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 23, 2004
Sharif still has that twinkle in his eye and a commanding screen presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 15, 2004
[Pierre] Boulanger joins Keisha Castle-Hughes of Whale Rider as one of this year's strongest juvenile performers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/5
April 12, 2004
Charming but sentimental...
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 9, 2004
The [movie's] two halves are larded with European coming-of-age cliches... and never meld into a satisfying whole.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 9, 2004
Thanks to Sharif's performance, this French-language import is made quite watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 8, 2004
Since there's no real-world grit to go with the grace, the story comes off as shallow and unaffecting.
| Original Score: 2/4
April 2, 2004
Better when it's resisting the need to be about something, the movie starts strong.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 2, 2004
That rare film about the sort of emotionally needy people who don't wear their neediness on their sleeves.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 1, 2004
His performance is a vivid reminder that Sharif, 71, is still out there and capable of doing fine work when it is offered to him.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 26, 2004
In this first sequence in Monsieur Ibrahim, Moses appears a typical teenaged boy, trying out his masculine prerogative and simultaneously unsure of what he wants.
March 25, 2004
Tender but never sappy, Monsieur Ibrahim brings two people of vastly different age and background together in ways that are touching, and telling.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 24, 2004
A mystery at heart, about identity, fatherhood, religion and how early transistor radios transformed young people's lives. On that level, it is utterly engrossing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 16, 2004
Anchored by two superb performances, the film becomes slightly more engaging than it has any right to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 16, 2004
Newcomer [Pierre] Boulanger is as natural and endearing as can be. His Moses is a dancing, laughing, mirror-checking, girl-crazy teen whose difficult family circumstances leave him vulnerable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 12, 2004
Contrary to expectation, it's neither a movie about religion nor the coming together of enemies. What it is, at heart, is a movie about love.
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