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Rated PG for thematic elements, brief mild language and smoking.

PG In Theaters 09/13/2013 , 98min.
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Critic score based on 25 reviews

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November 08, 2013
Excellent! Acting, story, photography excellent! Also moving, and educational. See it.
October 23, 2013
Simple plot with great sub-plots. Good character development. Wonderful script. Solid performances by cast. Interesting insight into Saudi culture. Guaranteed Best Foreign Film nomination.
September 26, 2013
Every girl and woman in America should see this as a reminder of the freedoms and respect they have fought for over the past century and achieved. I hope in my next life I am not a woman in the Middle East unless women there have achieved equality that we have in the US. It took guts to film this.

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New York Daily News
This resonant film, detailing struggles in a far-flung place, represents world cinema in the classic sense. Full Review
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
A simple, solid, deeply affecting film. Full Review
Andrew Lapin
The Dissolve
Wadjda is an object of stark beauty, an oasis of free-spirited cinema emerging from the desert. Full Review
Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times
Al-Mansour has managed to embue Wadjda with a hopeful spirit, partially because she takes time to show women finding ways to be themselves in private moments. And partially because she suggests with a few subtle touches that the situation might be slowly improving. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Not only is this a deftly crafted and superbly acted film, but Wadjda sheds a powerful light on what women face, starting in childhood, in an oppressive regime. Full Review

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