Timbuktu Synopsis
Kidane and his family had been spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes abruptly in this stunningly rendered film from a master of world cinema.
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Very well done

By sherylcowan
I lived in Mali during this time, and the examples of the types of events that took place were accurate. Although it actually was filmed in Mauritania, the scenery was very authentic to Timbuktu. ...

Sleeper - Literally

By rsack
Disjointed plot. More of a poorly made documentary. Antagonists were portrayed in a sympathetic light and plot was all over the place. Also boring....

Timbuktu is a modern classic of film-making

By dmapp269
Loosely based on the real life take over of villages around and of Timbuktu. Brilliant expose and meditation of radical beliefs forced on others. Beautiful and moments of brutality. It is...

Beautiful Film

By lesliecarothers
A very beautiful film that actually displayed the difference between Jihadis and real Islam rather well....

This movie blew me away

By lydiasmile
It's been a while since I've been theater were no one got up during the credits. This film was so beautifully filmed and so simple and someways yet so unbelievably complex.is one scene in particular...

Amazingly undramatic

By eatapc
Given the almost out-of-this-world location, good cinematography, appealing actors and interesting concept, the complete absence of competent storytelling made we want to strangle the director....

The evil of fundamentalism

By rasable
Shows the result of imposing fundamentalist rule. How there is still a form of justice but not what we would do in the western world. Finally at the end a hope of freedom...

This is how it works

By IanFClark81
Nice insight into the way life is in Mali and the difficulties imposed by rule based interpretations of Islam. Nice human story at the center. Sad ending....

Depicts the banality of fundamentalism perfectly

By davidf493
10 times better than American Sniper IMHO. The rules and the violence these God-fueled idiots create are both silly and lethal....

Omg so slow! why the good reviews?!

By batcarol
Too slow, and nothing happen for the first 3/4 of the movie, and then, I didn't get the ending....

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Violence and Thematic Elements