The Syrian Bride Synopsis
Israeli marries Syrian t.v. star.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
There is, however, considerable humor to what might have been an exceedingly grim film, and most of it comes courtesy of Mona's slippery...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Syrian Bride could be one of those big, teeming matrimony comedies like "Monsoon Wedding" or "Father of the Bride" but for the barbed...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A keen observational seriocomedy, The Syrian Bride, like "Paradise Now," suggests that all residents of the Middle East, no matter their...
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The result is both tragic and darkly comic - in this complex environment, blame and sorrow are locked in a partnership of absurdity.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
By focusing on one family's dilemma, the movie brings home the messy Middle Eastern situation in a way easier to relate to than the...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Movies like The Syrian Bride are not overtly political, but nibble around the edges, engaging our tendency to take a big political position...
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75

Chicago Tribune

Like the whole of this easygoing plea for a better future, it's sweet.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Tackling serious issues with humor and understanding, the film portrays Mona's woes as a microcosm of the entire mess in the Middle East.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The Syrian Bride manages to entertain even as it both moves and amuses.
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63

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
This Israeli film gives us an honest look at situations we never see in the news. It may have too many flaws to be a good film, but for its...
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Rated NR