Cairo Time Synopsis
CAIRO TIME is a romantic drama about a brief, unexpected love affair that catches two people completely off-guard.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
As in David Lean's "Brief Encounter," the suspense in Cairo Time comes from what doesn't happen between its pair of "lovers."
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80

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Like so many movie love stories before it - from Murnau's "Sunrise" to Linklater's "Before Sunrise," and beyond - Cairo Time is about two...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Ms. Clarkson's performance as Juliette, the fashion-writer wife of a United Nations functionary, is the film's reason for being. She makes...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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The melancholic, beautiful Cairo Time confirms two things that hardly need confirming: The Egyptian capital is a breathtaking metropolis,...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's a haunting and hypnotic film.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Cairo Time is affectingly gentle, with Juliette slowing down to open up -- a gossamer transformation that Clarkson makes tangible.
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70

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Cairo Time is the kind of quietly romantic chamber piece one wants to speak up for, in part to support the small but growing band of Arab...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Writer-director Ruba Nadda's film is ultimately like a summertime flirtation that never quite comes to anything.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Cairo Time is a kind of bourgeois delusion. It's authentically aggravated but bogusly conceived.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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Aside from the sweltering Egyptian climate, little heat or excitement is generated by the film or its attractive stars.
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Marred by slander

By nava123
WARNING: This movie contains a little bit of anti-Israel propaganda. At one point, Patricia Clarkson's character decides to take a bus to visit her husband in Gaza. At the border between Egypt...

Clarkson is not the problem.

By lovefilmIDO
Patricia Clarkson delivers, but the script and story just don't. What a challenge this one is! The script, costumes, makeup, are all botched badly in this film. The editing could have been handled...

wake me up when it's over

By desertmaestro
This is one boring film. No substance whatsover. Could hardly keep my eyes open....

Five Word Review

By moviegul
no redeeming features at all....

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By thebestmoviecritic
slow awful bad waste terrible...

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By Frqankkemmeter
unrealistic immoral stupid contrived unbelievable...

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By marshallkitty
SLOW Boring Awful SLOW SLOW...

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Rated PG | For mild thematic elements and smoking