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Honour Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
December 13, 2015
Despite a tricky back-and-forth, flashback-laden narrative, it is far less cinematically bold than 2014's Catch Me Daddy but does successfully combine social-issue grit with several sequences of heart-clutching suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
July 26, 2014
Confused plot, accents difficult to understand.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Amy R. Handler
Film Threat
July 14, 2014
Shan Khan's debut feature film, Honour, is an expose of honor killings in contemporary Britain -- a reality not easily digested.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Guy Lodge
Variety
July 11, 2014
British director Shan Khan debuts with an exploitative but absorbing thriller on the topical subject of Muslim honor killing.
Susan Wloszczyna
RogerEbert.com
July 11, 2014
Whatever impact the film gains from its startling subject is all but dissipated ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 10, 2014
Mr. Khan displays a strong visual sense that makes pivotal scenes pop.
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Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter
July 10, 2014
A partially successful hybrid of social-realist drama and escapist revenge thriller.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
July 10, 2014
Aiysha Hart delivers a mesmerizing performance as a beautiful Pakistani immigrant raised in England who disgraces her family by planning an elopement with a handsome preppie Punjabi boy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Danny King
Village Voice
July 9, 2014
Khan's orchestration of suspense impresses; he proves especially skilled at dropping well-timed close-ups on objects that immediately add conflict to a situation ...
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
July 6, 2014
Paddy Considine's benumbed ambiguity at least works against writer-director Shan Khan's reduction of honor killings to grist for the cheapest of pulpy thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 24, 2014
A whole lotta violent bigoted men discussing women's lives as if they merit any say in the matter. If only pop culture were as concerned with women's stories as it is with men's.
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
May 14, 2014
A taut thriller about honor killings that is marred by plot improbables. Saved by Paddy Considine's customary fine performance as well as a strong lead character, a young woman fighting against patriarchal chains.
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
April 27, 2014
The performances are pretty committed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys
April 10, 2014
We don't leave the cinema feeling like we've just sat through a truly accomplished piece of cinema, and unfortunately, in this instance, that's what matters most.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
April 7, 2014
There's such an important issue at the centre of this British thriller that the film should not be ignored, even if filmmaker Shan Khan strains to turn it into a formulaic thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
April 6, 2014
The film itself never quite comes into focus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
April 4, 2014
It's an eye-catching premise, though first-time director/writer Shan Khan lacks the rigour or panache to do it justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Crook
Empire Magazine
April 4, 2014
An interesting premise but stodgy, suspense-free execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
April 4, 2014
While it fails to reach its potential due to its identity issues, abandoning veracity in favour of thrills, Honour deserves credit for broaching such tricky subject matter...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Viner
Daily Mail [UK]
April 3, 2014
An intermittently worthy attempt by writer-director Shan Khan to address a highly emotive subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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