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On Her Shoulders Reviews

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May 23, 2019
lexandria Bombach won a directing prize at Sundance for this portrait of Murad, but On Her Shoulders might just as well have been made by Murad's publicist.
January 23, 2019
On Her Shoulders is close to being awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 28, 2019
Bombach's film, and Nadia's willingness to participate in it, reminds us that what happens a world away is happening to us, to all of us as humankind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 25, 2019
The film takes an intimate approach to its subject, who occasionally speaks directly to the camera. These moments can be revelatory.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 6, 2019
As a huge supporters of not just women's rights, but "human rights, On Her Shoulders is a film that will strike a chord for everyone and encourage one to take action and no longer sit on the sidelines.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
February 26, 2019
A good documentary about Nadia Murad.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 21, 2018
Hopeful as On Her Shoulders ultimately feels, it's hard not to let what's happening now dampen it.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
October 29, 2018
On Her Shoulders is a cleverly made portrait of a person desperate to move on with her life but fated to keep re-living her past horrors.
October 24, 2018
The film stands out by serving as a subtle exposť of the media circus-and political theatrics-that clutter the terrain of modern-day advocacy work.
October 19, 2018
Harrowing portrait of brave role model has mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 14, 2018
[Alexandria] Bombach's ability to thoughtfully examine trauma and its narrative in the media and politics creates a new avenue for Nadia's justice outside of the courtroom or parliament.
March 19, 2018
We need more movies like this to remind us of the importance of human dignity, encouraging others to carry the burden of finding a solution on their shoulders, as well.
March 11, 2018
...On Her Shoulders is one of the best documentaries of the year.
January 25, 2019
An engrossing and startling documentary on Yazidi advocate Nadia Murad.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 15, 2018
The activist's life in the West has largely been seen through a particularly voyeuristic side of the press and On Her Shoulders gives her a platform to tell us who and what is really important - we need to listen.
January 23, 2019
It asks questions of the audience that will leave you uncomfortable - but are an effective way of reframing the conversation on this subject, without proving detrimental to the sheer importance of Nadia's cause.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 19, 2018
The film's final image is nothing short of stunning.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 25, 2019
Bombach illuminates the ongoing anguish of the exiled Yazidis and the toll taken on their primary spokesperson. Shortlisted for the 2019 Best Documentary Feature Oscar, this powerful film deserves a wide audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 11, 2018
On Her Shoulders is an essential documentary about an inspiring young woman and allies that still have a lot more work to accomplish.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 31, 2018
"On Her Shoulders" is a moving, sensitive portrayal of a woman - and a people's - perseverance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 26, 2018
The audience walks with Nadia. We feel her loneliness and fatigue. Yet she is hopeful and unstoppable. On Her Shoulders shows that it is not enough to be polite in the face of genocide. We must care and act.
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