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On Her Shoulders Reviews

January 24, 2019
Be ready for tears, on screen and your own.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 24, 2019
Nadia is shown always surrounded by crowds, almost crushed by them. But her utter loneliness is heartbreaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2019
On Her Shoulders is close to being awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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 31, 2018
Its subject compels throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 23, 2018
On Her Shoulders is an intimate, empathetic documentary, made with discretion and power.
October 19, 2018
We see this movie to learn who the young Nobel Peace Prize winner is, but in the end, it is about her challenging us to learn who we are.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2018
Alexandria Bombach's direction and editing are exceptional; she captures images that are both subtle and formidable.
March 29, 2018
Director Alexandria Bombach avoids the details of Murad's brutal captivity, showing instead the intense pressure and responsibility the 23-year-old feels as a spokesperson for her people.
January 26, 2018
Festivals like Sundance offer many films about activism and politics and human rights, but Alexandria Bombach's documentary On Her Shoulders feels decidedly different.
January 23, 2018
Being in the same room with Nadia says enough in the very powerful On Her Shoulders, even when she is alone with her thoughts.
January 22, 2018
People like Nadia can't fix the world, but this vital documentary is proof that it's heroic enough just to be heard.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 22, 2018
A heartbreaking film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 21, 2018
A compelling look at the toll activism takes.