• Released
  • April 30, 2004
  • Period Film
    Drama
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Jonathan Curiel
A small gem.
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100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Unfolds with the serenity of a fable but underneath it draws intelligent, deeply troubled connections between the personal, political, and...
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90

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Easily one of the finest pictures of 2003 or any other year.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

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It has a quiet thoughtfulness that never comes close to being draggy, and a wisdom that is anything but obtuse. It's a film of many themes.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
From folk festivals to political rallies, Masud never overlooks the cultural and emotional elements of a country at a crossroads.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The intolerance and inflexibility that marked the Taliban's brutal rule takes a solid hit in this lovely import from Bangladesh.
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75

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
The earthy imagery is delicate while the drama is oddly elliptical, creating a lovely film of storybook images and parables. It's both...
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75

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
For all its tumult, The Clay Bird mostly concentrates on its likable characters, all acted with the kind of understatement that makes a...
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70

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The film draws careful parallels between orthodoxies and in his own quiet way, Masud, a devout Muslim, level his critique at repressive...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Ultimately stronger on characterization and atmosphere than narrative. But its portrait of a society torn apart by, among other things,...
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