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

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
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 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.
March 12, 2004
Sharif proves that at age 72 he can still command the screen.
March 12, 2004
Pierre Boulanger, who plays Moses, has an intelligent, awkward boyish charm, but most of the interest comes from Omar Sharif.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 12, 2004
An appealing breeze of the French New Wave blows through the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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 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
We've seen it dozens of times: Cute kid disarms perpetually grumpy old man. But the touching French drama Monsieur Ibrahim turns one of Hollywood's oft-worked formats inside-out: It's the old man who is cute and the kid who is the sourpuss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 11, 2004
A joyful ode to life.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 5, 2004
[Sharif] imbues this seemingly simple man with the wisdom that age brings the lucky ones -- his Ibrahim is a subdued Zorba the Greek.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 5, 2004
How often do you come across a soothing, unassuming film as gentle as this?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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 4, 2004
Takes a provocative subject -- friendship and love between a Jew and a Muslim -- and makes it seem natural and wondrous.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
February 26, 2004
An intimate little gem.
February 13, 2004
An easygoing coming-of-age movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
January 30, 2004
It is a treat to see Sharif back on the screen and Boulanger is a pleasure to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 23, 2003
Sharif sparkles as a Turkish grocery store owner and self-styled philosopher who brings sunshine into the life of a lonely boy.
December 10, 2003
A small, sweet film about an old man ignoring all barriers to simply teach a young boy how to be an adult. And we can appreciate it and cherish it for that alone.
December 5, 2003
Coming-of-age movies are usually pretty dismal, so it's refreshing to discover Monsieur Ibrahim, one that's worth recommending.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 5, 2003
Omar Sharif certainly doesn't disappoint in Monsieur Ibrahim.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 4, 2003
This modest, sentimental film looks nostalgically back on Paris in the mid-1960's and casts a loving, oblique glance at the French movies of that era.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 4, 2003
Surely there is room in the movies for a small film with an unabashed, even old-fashioned but timeless humanist spirit - and a triumphant portrayal by a veteran star that is likely to be regarded as one of the year's best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 4, 2003
You can't take your eyes off the aged beauty of 71-year-old Omar Sharif, who plays the title character in the delicate cross-cultural fable Monsieur Ibrahim with palpable delight.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 2, 2003
Unusual in its ambition to pose deep spiritual questions, but its enticing surfaces ... are the best thing about it.
November 27, 2003
Both an appealing coming-of-age yarn and, as Monsieur Ibrahim embraces his own mortality, a heartfelt coming-of- aging saga.