The Stoning of Soraya M. Synopsis
Stranded in a remote Iranian village, a French journalist is approached by Zahra, a woman who has a harrowing tale to tell about her niece, Soraya, and the bloody circumstances of her death the day before...
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The Hollywood Reporter

It's a powerful, shocking piece, and the denunciation of a system in which an accused woman has to prove her own innocence (while in the...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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The sum is difficult to watch. But this isn't a film against Islam or religion in general: A clear distinction is made between Allah's more...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A timely story, given the political upheaval in Iran, it is emotionally explosive. It also is profoundly compelling.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The Stoning of Soraya M.”has such a powerful stoning sequence that I recommend it if only for its brutal ideological message. That the...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The Stoning of Soraya M.'s drawn-out torture sequence is harrowing and lurid.
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63

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
This broadside against sharia law lacks the finesse of an import, but it's effectively melodramatic.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
As with so many message movies, this one trades ­nuance for naked outrage. The filmmakers'heartfelt intent is admirable, but right now...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The last thing I want to do is represent The Stoning of Soraya M. as entertainment, summer or otherwise. This is classic tragedy in...
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
A slow, inexorable slog to the titular event -- a public execution so inconceivably violent and brutal the movie practically dares you not...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Director Nowrasteh seems to think the only way to save lives is to sensationalize death. You could trek to the theater and have this movie...
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INCREDIBLY MOVING

By SRSAL303
IT'S SAD TO SEE SUCH A POOR RESPONSE TO THIS FILM. I FOUND IT HEART WRENCHING AND IT LEFT ME WITH A STRONG DESIRE TO HELP SOMEONE EVEN WHEN I HAD NO IDEA HOW I COULD REACH ANYONE IMPACTED BY THE...

WHAT a movie

By manecamelo
It's soooo strong. My heart shrank when I saw it. I can't stand seeing such an injustice. I hope people do something after watching this! we should unite in one voice!!!!!! let the people know this...

The Stoning

By Shayla777
The Stoning is a powerful movie with the ability to shake our world into remember the dignity of the woman. Yes, at times it is graphic, but so is reality. Watch it!!...

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By janstar
A rear insight into a controver topic. A must see movie with a superb cast. Highly recommended....

WOW is all I have to say

By Missmott355
I just finished watching this film and I was blown away. The fact that this is a TRUE STORY is unfathomable. It brings awareness not only to abuse of that sort in other countries but also sheds light...

Movie Now on Florida

By georgetowers007
This Movie is now in selected theaters all over Florida, i seriously think this is the best option if you are planning to go to the movies soon. The story is powerful and touching. ! ! !...

Gritty...Powerful and Real. A Truly Amazing Film.

By n8dogg
In such a turbulent time in our world...no film has rung more true or struck me harder this year than "The Stoning of Soraya M." This movie is a surprisingly excellent depiction of truth, justice,...

The Stoning of Soraya M

By ceciliarodriguezlucena
great movie!!!!...

Amazing, powerful movie!!!

By mariaojeda
This movie was amazing, it shines a light on a reality that is still going on at this moment. People take advantage of the weaker, specially women. Please watch this movie in support of this women...

The Stoning of Soraya M

By MMJ
POWERFUL! and eyes opening movie!!! IT WILL INSPIRE YOU TO STAND FOR SOMETHING !!! IT WILL TOUCH YOUR HEART AND EMOTIONS!!! A MUST SEE MOVIE!!!...

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Rated R | For disturbing sequence of cruel and brutal violence, and brief strong language