Beyond Honor (2006)
Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.
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 tells another story entirely. Her intimidating father, Mohammed (Wadie Andrawis), is a traditional Muslim whose patriarchal views find him dominating the outwardly confident student, her American mother, Noor (Laurel Melegrano), and her unquestioning brother, Samir (Ryan Izay), with an iron fist, and he resents his daughter's increasingly westernized values and isn't afraid to voice his disapproval with frightening intensity. When Mohammed discovers that his newly empowered daughter has flouted their religious values by experimenting with sex, the brutal punishment he unleashes upon her for dishonoring his family finds years of resentment unleashed in one unthinkable act. … More
Watch it now
as Mohammed Abdel-Karim
as Sahira Abdel-Karim
as Noor Abdel-Karim
as Dr. Woods
as Abd Rabu
as Samir Abdel-Karim
as Sahira Abdel-Karim
News & Interviews for Beyond Honor
No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.Login
Critic Reviews for Beyond Honor
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.
A movie this awfully scripted, acted and executed forfeits its right to be forgiven for good intentions.
Unfortunately, the movie is melodramatic and heavy-handed.
Though it can't hide occasionally crude dramatics, pic is an undeniably bold and daring tragedy.
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.
Audience Reviews for Beyond Honor
There are no audience reviews yet. Hurry, submit your review so you can be first!
Discuss Beyond Honor on our Movie forum!