• Released
  • July 5, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 30 min
  • Drama
  • 2 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A Chicago housewife runs off to Santa Fe to compete in a belly dancing competition.

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75

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
It’s a wispy movie that does not end so much as peter out, and it could have benefited from a little more humor and a little less heinous...
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50

Arizona Republic

By Kerry Lengel
This well-intentioned buddy-road-trip flick lacks the danger, the drama and the sex appeal that most moviegoers will be looking for.
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50

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
Miller, who's still trying to find her way as an actress, isn't bad, and the Iranian-born Farahani is convincing, but their characters are...
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50

Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
What might have proven an illuminating perspective on familiar issues disappoints as Bouchareb fails to turn his outsider’s point of view...
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50

Variety

By Justin Chang
Although fronted by solid performances from Sienna Miller and Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani as two desperate souls who bond over...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Just like its meaningless title, Rachid Bouchareb’s disappointing drama evokes better works without developing any distinct identity of its...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Obvious parallels to "Thelma & Louise" do little to raise the dramatic stakes here.
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40

The New York Times

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The story arc is so familiar...that the main emotional response is hollow relief as every beat is, indeed, hit just as expected.
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Amy Nicholson
All that's missing from Just Like a Woman, Rachid Bouchareb's salute to "Thelma & Louise," is the quality.
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20

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
A multicultural mini–Thelma and Louise but far duller than that description implies, Just Like a Woman peddles feminist empowerment with...
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Rated R | For A Scene of Sexuality and Language