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Baad el Mawkeaa (After the Battle) Reviews

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Nick Roddick
Sight and Sound

I don't usually allow a heart being in the right place to excuse over-simplified characters and contrived confrontations. But After the Battle is such a useful corrective to the romanticisation of the Egyptian revolution that forgiveness is easy.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

May 21, 2012
Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter
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Resonating with layers of personal and political meaning, the messy aftermath of the Egyptian revolution is captured with immediacy and excitement.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

May 18, 2012
Jay Weissberg
Variety
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Working on multiple levels, helmer Yousry Nasrallah mines popular cinema and artier forms through a seemingly simple story of two worlds, exposing hypocrisies in each.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 17, 2012
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

One of the weakest films in 2012 Cannes Fest, this Egyptian political melodrama about the 2011 uprise is misconceived and poorly executed.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C

August 20, 2012
Jon Frosch
France24

A heavy-handed, visually insipid take on the Arab Spring and its impact on various segments of Egyptian society.

Full Review Source: France24

May 30, 2012
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent

A hyperbolic tone, some dire over-acting and much verbose political debate made this a leaden trudge, resembling a rendezvous between Ken Loach and Barbara Cartland on the banks of the Nile.

Full Review Source: Independent

May 23, 2012
Guy Lodge
HitFix

With the level of its visual storytelling and rhetorical content hovering perilously around the daytime-TV level, Cannes selectors clearly had their diplomat hats on when admitting this one into Competition.

Full Review Source: HitFix

May 21, 2012
David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Good intentions and limited production timeframe aside, the film is a shambolic soap opera that layers on subplots and secondary characters while seldom offering any reason why we should give two figs about anyone or anything on screen.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies

May 21, 2012
Drew McWeeny
HitFix

It's very hard when you work backwards from message, and "After The Battle" never manages to overcome its earnest intentions with the human drama it so obviously wants to be.

Full Review Source: HitFix

May 18, 2012
Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
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Despite its topical urgency, After the Battle plays like a daytime soap, with characters taking turns shouting on-the-nose dialogue at each other...

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

May 18, 2012
Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International

A flatly shot mash-up of politics and drama that run side-by-side and are often individually interesting but never convincingly connect.

Full Review Source: Screen International

May 18, 2012
Xan Brooks
Guardian

The last shot is dynamite: a poetic crawl up the edge of a pyramid, rising in agonising, mesmerising degrees with seemingly no end in sight. The rest, however, is but a long, hard trudge.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

May 17, 2012
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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As a film, it's an indecipherable, chaotic blitzkrieg of half-baked ideas and hot-headed dramatisations of reality.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

May 17, 2012
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