Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
It's an approachable film that handles a serious topic deftly and offers a fresh take on a familiar subject.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While the schemes occasionally seem strained, their desperate determination is never less than compelling.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Where Do We Go Now? has a heart and an anger to offset its structural fuzziness. It's refreshingly open-minded about faith, too.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Casting herself (as the proprietor of the local cafe) along with a mix of professional and nonprofessional actors, Labaki tries to get across her give-peace-a-chance message with humor, with song, with melodrama.
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The Hollywood Reporter

The film's blend of pathos, broad comedy and the occasional musical number is a little lumpy. But with sectarian violence continuing to scar the globe, its light tone provides a refreshing response.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
Its occasional entertainment value aside, the picture is also blithe to the point of being flimsy.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie gets mired in these deceptive mechanics. It shows no curiosity about the hatred, so the characters seem less than whole.
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By Mark Jenkins
It's the sort of well-meaning fable that's ultimately more admirable than persuasive.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
An absurdist fantasy on a solemn theme, Where Do We Go Now? suffers from a serious clash of styles, but it's also brave and startlingly funny - at one point verging on "Mamma Mia!" - when it isn't bleak or shocking.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
By the time the women pull off their climactic stunt, the film's been undone by its ungainly mix of heavy-handed comedy and melodrama.
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60 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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