Monsieur Ibrahim Synopsis
A grocer (Omar Sharif) takes a lonely boy (Pierre Boulanger) under his wing.
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Monsieur Ibrahim is about people interacting as people, not symbols (one reason, Sharif has said, he took the role was to help his...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Tender but never sappy, Monsieur Ibrahim brings two people of vastly different age and background together in ways that are touching, and...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Most movingly, Monsieur Ibrahim takes a provocative subject -- friendship and love between a Jew and a Muslim -- and makes it seem natural...
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Omar Sharif certainly doesn't disappoint in Monsieur Ibrahim. The casting alone promises something extraordinary.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Adapted from a French play but never seems stage- bound.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie is sometimes profound in its simple, optimistic message of friendship -- and sometimes it's plain simple.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
The movie has a couple of surprises, including a major plot turn at the end that leads to a memorable resolution somewhere between happy...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Its best scenes come as the characters are established and get to know one another. Sharif at 71 still has the fire in his eyes that we...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Both an appealing coming-of-age yarn and, as Monsieur Ibrahim embraces his own mortality, a heartfelt coming-of-aging saga.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
When Shirley MacLaine made this same movie, more or less, as "Madame Sousatzka," there was a whole lot of acting going on. Sharif brings us...
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Rated R | For Some Sexual Content