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

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February 12, 2004
The character interaction is pleasant, but there's only so much Sharif and Boulanger can do with the underwritten screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 4, 2003
Excusez-moi, but I'd rather see Omar Sharif punching out croupiers in a casino than dispensing comfort and joy in this sugared-up tale.
May 1, 2004
Hardly challenging.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 18, 2003
Haven't we seen this somewhere before? We have: the infinitely superior "Madame Rosa."
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
October 1, 2003
An extravaganza of watch-checking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 18, 2004
Good intentions meet maladroit writing in Francois Dupreyon's tacky coming-of-age drama, which skillfully imagines the bustle of 1960s Paris but neglects to insert any plausible characters therein.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 12, 2004
Charming but sentimental...
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
February 12, 2004
While the story is sentimental, heartfelt acting makes its impact less manipulative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2004
Merely another entry in the unnecessarily crowded field of Old Guy Befriends Young Boy and Teaches Him About Life movies.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
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
February 13, 2004
A not-bad (nor great) exercise in heartwarming intergenerational bonding.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 5, 2004
Its best scenes come as the characters are established and get to know one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 11, 2004
A delicate, tender tale about how a good father can show up at unlikely times, bridging uneasy cultures -- and in doing so help a fragile bud of a boy bloom.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 11, 2004
Ibrahim transcends the cliche with the delicacy of the two central performances.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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+
March 11, 2004
This cinematic plea for tolerance makes for more than tolerable viewing, thanks to Omar Sharif's title turn as the shop owner with a yen for aphorisms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 9, 2004
Deeply felt and deeply affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 4, 2004
Sharif is a joy.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
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