He Named Me Malala Synopsis
After the Taliban tries to kill her for speaking out on behalf of girls' education, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai emerges as a leading advocate for children's rights and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
Read Full Synopsis

Movie Reviews


By chrysula
I knew Malala's story would be moving and powerful, but I didn't expect I'd laugh so much. She is extraordinary: bold, inspirational and delightfully, unexpectedly funny. Her drivers - faith,...

Ignorance Isn't Bliss

By arforbes
As I read the last two reviews on this film I laughed out loud and immediately began to pray for America. This a real life documentary, this is not a movie. Those are the real people, who exist- not...

Critics are negative mongers

By trevordownie
This movie is BEAUTIFUL. In the face of violent adversity, you will walk away feeling positive and stronger....

Important and inspiring story

By deniseantoon
I took my boys because we read the book together. She is an inspiration to us all. Reminds everyone that she is still a young woman beneath it all. Powerful!...

Inspiring movie!

By NYPerson1
This is not, by any means, a perfect documentary--but, Malala is a fascinating subject. An unexpectedly large chunk of the movie is animated paintings, which look like a high-end children's...

Inspiring and true

By catssew802
The two reviewers who gave it a low rating are just showing their ignorance of real world events. This is not a story with fictional characters. Fictional characters are not awarded the Nobel Peace...

Poignant but not as powerful as Superman

By timjanas
When I saw David Guggenheim's Waiting for Superman, I was so moved that I went to volunteer at an underserved school. I thought with the subject matter of this documentary, I would be storming down...

Great story. Fantastic presentation

By edd815

Learned to be a better human

By kathygohar
This a great story about a brave and inspiring family. I learned many lessons. How amazing is it to forgive those who hurt you and rise beyond all this hatred in this world. What a brave young lady....

He Named Me Malala

By azudalls5
Who are the global change-makers, the Ghandi's of our day? Malala Yousafzai is definitely one of them! I read her book first and was not disappointed by the movie, but rather my friends and I were...

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Thematic Elements and Disturbing Images and Threats
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Inspiring, deeply affecting docu explores teen icon's life.
Read the Common Sense Media Review