Scheherazade Tell Me a Story Reviews

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 11, 2011
Lively, swift, vibrantly colorful and for the most part wonderfully acted, the film is slyly aware of the daytime talk show as a vehicle for women's concerns.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
August 9, 2011
Nasrallah's artistry is ultimately incapable of matching his narrative's social significance.
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Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter
April 13, 2011
"Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story" is a powerful indictment of misogyny that overturns stereotypes about Egypt through the dramatic stories women recount on a television show.
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Jay Weissberg
Variety
April 13, 2011
Together with scribe Waheed Hamed, helmer Yousry Nasrallah presents women's sexuality as an expression of self-determination, making clear the parallels with an ever-degenerating political system.
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
April 13, 2011
An urgent political statement that's also a funny, sexy entertainment.