The Source (La source des femmes) Reviews

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Carmen Gray
Total Film
May 30, 2012
The mix of female empowerment and Middle eastern colour is kept just on the right side of schmaltzy by firecracker turns from Le´la Bekhti as the headstrong strike-leader and Biyouna as a formidable widower.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
May 25, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
May 20, 2012
Often rather moving...
Allan Hunter
The List
May 18, 2012
The sheer injustice at the heart of an overlong tale still creates an automatic sympathy for the women, sisters in a way to the women in Made In Dagenham.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Rose
Guardian
May 18, 2012
This populist parable draws intriguing battle lines between the sexes, but then forgets what it was supposed to be fighting about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Raphael Abraham
Financial Times
May 17, 2012
Radu Mihaileanu's update of Lysistrata with overtones of the Arab Spring never settles on a consistent tone; as a result, serious moments lack force and lighter moments feel hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Daniel Green
Little White Lies
May 17, 2012
A whimsical tale of women, water and wedlock, with precious little direction, drive or purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
May 15, 2012
The good intentions are obvious, but a bit more crunch is sorely needed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Koehler
Variety
January 22, 2013
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
April 24, 2012
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Alissa Simon
Variety
February 23, 2012
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