Torn (2013)



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Movie Info

An unexpected bond forms between two women when their sons are killed in an explosion at a local shopping mall. When the police find evidence of a bomb, one of the sons, a Muslim American, becomes the prime suspect, threatening the two mothers' new friendship and forcing them to question how well they knew their own children. Torn is a powerful dramatic journey that invites each of us to confront our own perceptions of the world and one another. Starring Mahnoor Baloch (Pakistani model, TV & … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Richter
In Theaters:
Box Office: $4.9k
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as Agent Reese

as Charles Pelletier

as Inspector Kalkowitz

as Eddie Pelletier

as Walter Munsif

as Nausheen

as Imam Abou Nabih

as Chris Mason

as Mall Security Guard

as District Attorney

as Pool Player

as Officer Williams

as FBI Agent

as Skater Punk

as Police Captain

as Imam Mahmoud

as Mr. Angr

as Press Reporter

as Mortician

as Neighbor

as Boy in Mall

as Judi Barton

as Female Cop

as Female Cop

as TV Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Torn

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

It's a portrait of grief and devastation, and also of the ways in which the police and media can jump to conclusions and feed off of the public's anger and confusion.

Full Review… | October 24, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

A post-post-9/11 melodrama that only occasionally lives up to its noble ambitions.

Full Review… | October 24, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

It does something a lot of better-financed Hollywood movies don't: It makes you think.

Full Review… | October 23, 2013
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic

"Torn" sensitively explores the aftermath of a mall bombing through the eyes of two mothers who each lost a teenage son in the explosion.

Full Review… | October 17, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Michael Richter's intimate script traverses this mercurial territory without veering into hysterics-a great accomplishment.

Full Review… | October 15, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Doesn't hit us over the head with the "us against them" front story.

Full Review… | October 31, 2013
East Bay Express

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