Mooz-lum (2011)

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Demand it! now to have it play at your local AMC theater: http://eventful.com/moozlum We're making a movie that we hope will offer a different perspective on Muslims/Islam than what is normally portrayed. As a result, opening the minds & hearts of millions. With your help we will create a grass roots marketing campaign that will ensure the success of this film before it's release. This page is yours as much as it is ours. We want all of our supporters to get involved and make this a vibrant, … More

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic material and some violent content)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Qasim Basir
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 14, 2011
Runtime:
Independent Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Tariq

as Safiyah

as Dean Francis

as Professor Jamal

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Critic Reviews for Mooz-lum

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

While its situations are more complex and less ham-fisted than those in many inspirational stories of reaffirmed faith, Mooz-lum...suffers from one-note characterizations.

Full Review… | March 4, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

Sensitive performances smooth out the dramatic rough spots of this well-intentioned, racially-charged drama.

Full Review… | February 14, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A potent feature debut for writer-director Qasim Basir, "Mooz-lum" attacks Islamist extremism while offering audiences a rare and illuminating depiction of life as a Muslim in America.

Full Review… | February 10, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

There's an undeniable potency to the blunt-instrument melodrama of Mooz-lum.

Full Review… | February 10, 2011
Variety
Top Critic

Solemn, unsubtle, and terminally self-conscious.

Full Review… | February 8, 2011
Village Voice
Top Critic

Poignant, relevant, and often quite moving in its characterizations.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Mooz-lum

What could have been a solid film about family and community, instead just seemed like one cliche after another. Ultimately, there's too much going on, and because we don't spend time dwelling with the characters, the resolutions of the conflicts come off as too quick, too simple, too preachy, and too corny.

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

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½

So, this what it is like to be a devout Muslim back in 2001 shortly and after.the World Trade Center collapsed at the hands of the Muslim terrorists. What an awesome dramatic movie played by Nia Long, Roger Guenveur Smith.as.the estranged Muslim parents.of Evan Ross.and Summer Bishil. As a child being raised by an extremely devout Muslim father..Taariq goes into college as confused as ever because of his new social surroundings. The harder he tries to getaway from the surreal and secretly strict upbringing...the harder it became to cope with his attempt to give up on his religious foundation. When tragedy strikes..it is then the he must rely on the same foundation to keep him sane from the painted is trying to leave. Very powerful all around performances. See this it will have you thinking in more ways than one.

Fascade518
Fascade Fiveoneeight

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