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  • 25
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    Rendered nearly unwatchable by overblown close-ups and an unrelenting shaky-cam. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Bogged down by speechifying and a plodding pace, Miral is well-intentioned but doesn't achieve the searing emotional resonance suggested by the story. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Any film as politically specific as Miral needs to be addressed on two levels, as a movie and as, from a certain viewpoint, a polemic. If a viewer can separate one from the other - and some may not - there's an intense, novelistic drama here. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Dramatically but unevenly explores the lives of four Palestinian women during the years of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. show more

  • 40
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    So much of Abbas' dialogue consists of stiff platitudes (the script is by journalist Rula Jebreal, based on her novel of the same name); the character she's playing has been reduced to a dull, saintly figure, and not even Abbas can find a way out of that miniature prison. show more

  • 50
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Miral stumbles, both thematically and stylistically. The two things that undermine the director's balance? Peace and love. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Miral feels like gastric bypass moviemaking. It's a miniseries awkwardly stuffed in the body of a two-hour drama about the Palestinians' long struggle against the Israelis. show more

  • 50
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    The few Jewish characters are cartoonishly evil, but even the Palestinians are sketchily dramatized or, in the case of a terrorist, clumsily legitimized. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Combining narrative heavy-handedness with an airy disdain for the details of the situation, director Julian Schnabel gives us a one-sided view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Miral. show more

  • 60
    David Hughes Empire

    Schnabel doesn't comes close to the quiet power of his last feature, "The Diving Bell And The Butterfly," delivering a story that can't match the scope or scale of Rula Jebreal's source material. show more

  • August 07, 2011 bxmacpro247
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    timothy mcveigh was just a us gov puppet just like William m cooper said.

  • July 18, 2011 dd00000000095211
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    Timothy McVeigh? Oh please he was a wackjob with a few wackjob followers. No comparison to a race of people who teach terrorism from the age of 3 years old.

  • April 23, 2011 Dave
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    hey ethnccosmo, do you know who Timothy McVeigh is???? he was a terrorist. so i guess all white trash are terrorists as well.

  • April 09, 2011 bosami4
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    I am a Christian and I loved the movie. Peace & Love is the only answer.

  • April 01, 2011 Wadis Place
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    I noticed the Critics gave the Film a 70% Rating overseas, but only a 45% Rating in the US. Being that the Zionist not only Control, BUT OWN the US Media. (Many of the US Media Conglomerates were Founded,, Owned and Lead by Power Zionist), the Critics better give it low ratings if they want to keep their jobs.

  • March 27, 2011 EthncCosmo
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    Totally agree with filmlover19. When he's not ******* up to Hollywood he's ******* up to the next modelicious woman. Just about the most talentless, third-rate mind there is, who vacillates between abysmal insecurity and egomania. And, actually, yes, that DOES look like the face of a terrorist...very much so in fact. I'm sure he will agree after his current "muse" takes him to the cleaners too.

  • March 27, 2011 filmlover19
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    Schnabel is a mind-boggling moron who has been obviously brainwashed by a woman, he is completely ignorant to world politics and should go live in the middle east and then we will see where his sympathy lies. He should also just stay away from creating art or films altogether

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