Miral Synopsis
A Palestinian woman faces a choice between education and violent radicalism.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Confused? So is Miral, a film that makes bits and pieces of the Palestinian experience come alive without assembling them into a coherent...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Miral feels like gastric bypass moviemaking. It's a miniseries awkwardly stuffed in the body of a two-hour drama about the Palestinians'...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Bogged down by speechifying and a plodding pace, Miral is well-intentioned but doesn't achieve the searing emotional resonance suggested by...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Any film as politically specific as Miral needs to be addressed on two levels, as a movie and as, from a certain viewpoint, a polemic. If a...
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
The few Jewish characters are cartoonishly evil, but even the Palestinians are sketchily dramatized or, in the case of a terrorist,...
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By Mark Jenkins
Miral stumbles, both thematically and stylistically. The two things that undermine the director's balance? Peace and love.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Dramatically but unevenly explores the lives of four Palestinian women during the years of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
So much of Abbas' dialogue consists of stiff platitudes (the script is by journalist Rula Jebreal, based on her novel of the same name); the...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Rendered nearly unwatchable by overblown close-ups and an unrelenting shaky-cam.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Combining narrative heavy-handedness with an airy disdain for the details of the situation, director Julian Schnabel gives us a one-sided...
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must see

By goldnugget
why do certain people keep on saying it is anti semetic. The movie was great, it shines the light on the other side of the story. must see. I still remember when critics gave Jurassic Park two thumbs...

Compelling, honest, nuanced treatment of a complex issue.

By uhave2go
It really puts the current Palestinian/Israeli conflict in context while entertaining and moving the audience....

See this Wonderful Movie

By jjeessssiiccaa
This is a beautiful and important film. It presents some pretty controversial but truthful perspectives in a way that is tangible to everyone. It shows villains and heroes on both sides of the...

Miral Review

By Derrick Deane
While it's well-acted and great to see Slumdog's Freida Pinto grow as a dramatic actress, the cinematography was so nauseating! I don't think the camera crew understood the concept of "Zoom Out."...

ANTI-SEMITIC MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Reelity
Don't go see this anti-semitic movie about some poooooor palestinian girl complainning about everything. This is just propoganda from a self-hating Jewish director who hates Jews!!!!! He should make...


By jal824
Go see this movie. No idea what all the "controversy" is about. Anyone who is a caring human being will see the power of this very personal story which also has broader application for the...


By MuveeCrtc
This is one of the absolutely worst movies I've ever seen, from a story, directing and acting perspective. Regarding the story, it is clearly very anti-Israel. I'm not Jewish but this should be more...

The Facts

By AK76
Very educational film for those who can set aside their prejudice/bias views as the reality is - Israel is an occupying force against a defenseless population. Interesting how what they experienced...

Miral Is A Story That Provokes Thinking

By White Cloud
The movie is fascinating, artful, and a must see if you are interested in Middle East peace....

OH THOSE POOR paleSINians and those bad bad Israeli's

By MisterMagoo8216
Those Israeli's are so bad. They won't let us bomb Siderot all day and night (365 days a year) with rockets which kill people right and left. Those bad bad Israeli's even got mad at us poor...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some violent content including a sexual assualt