• Just Like a Woman (2013)

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Just Like a Woman

Release Date: July 5th, 2013

PG-13 |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

A newly unemployed woman (Sienna Miller) and a fugitive (Golshifteh Farahani) head to New Mexico to participate in a belly-dancing contest.

Cast: Sienna Miller, Golshifteh Farahani, Bahar Soomekh, Tim Guinee, Roschdy Zem, Jesse Harper, Sayed Badreya, Usman Ally

Director: Rachid Bouchareb

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Minerva Pictures Group, Doha Film Institute, Cohen Media Group

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Peter KeoughBoston Globe

    What might have proven an illuminating perspective on familiar issues disappoints as Bouchareb fails to turn his outsider’s point of view into new insights, and instead takes the easy route, falling back on familiar stereotypes in his tour of US misogyny and xenophobia. show more

  • 40
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Obvious parallels to "Thelma & Louise" do little to raise the dramatic stakes here. show more

  • 75
    Farran Smith NehmeNew York Post

    It’s a wispy movie that does not end so much as peter out, and it could have benefited from a little more humor and a little less heinous male behavior. Miller and Farahani, though — both sometimes used previously as decoration — give strong performances as women bonding over their delight in both movement and their own beauty. show more

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