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Release Date: September 6th, 2013

DVD Release Date: November 12th, 2013

PG-13|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 shape a newly arrived Arab immigrant's quest to fulfill the American dream.

Cast: Khaled Nabawy, Agnes Bruckner, William Atherton, Rizwan Manji, Cary Elwes

Director: Sam Kadi

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Monterey Media

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  • There are no casual conversations in The Citizen, and no idle moments. It’s pushing its agenda at every moment, first gently, then relentlessly. show more

  • The film’s chief asset is Nabaway, who delivers a subtly moving and restrained performance that transcends the contrived plot mechanics. It’s a heartfelt turn that befits this well-intentioned but ultimately reductive film. show more

  • By the time we reach the third act, which is where the trial we’ve been teased plays out (at great, boring length), The Citizen has exhausted its supply of immigration cliches and our patience. show more

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