Beyond Honor (2006)

Beyond Honor



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Traditional Muslim values clash with suburban American sensibility in writer/director Varun Khanna's harrowing exploration of a woman wedged between two rival belief systems. Egyptian-American medical student Sahira Abdel-Karim (Ruth Osuna) is a beautiful young woman with a bright future on the horizon. In the outside world, Sahira is blessed with a devoted group of friends and an unwaveringly supportive boyfriend who is always there for her, but a look at Sahira's increasingly tense home life … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Varun Khanna
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On DVD: Jan 23, 2007
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as Mohammed Abdel-Karim

as Sahira Abdel-Karim

as Noor Abdel-Karim

as Dr. Woods

as Gennifer

as Abd Rabu

as Samir Abdel-Karim

as Sahira Abdel-Karim
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (6)

A truly serious subject is handled with unimaginable vulgarity in this debut feature by Varun Khanna that sacrifices credibility at every turn for abject sensationalism.

March 30, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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A movie this awfully scripted, acted and executed forfeits its right to be forgiven for good intentions.

Full Review… | March 30, 2006
L.A. Weekly
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Unfortunately, the movie is melodramatic and heavy-handed.

March 17, 2006
New York Post
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Though it can't hide occasionally crude dramatics, pic is an undeniably bold and daring tragedy.

Full Review… | March 16, 2006
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Amateur acting, a wobbly script and a hard-to-swallow finale round out the film, which will, sadly, invoke ridicule in place of shock and anguish.

Full Review… | March 16, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | April 1, 2006
Los Angeles Times
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