A likeable comedy with heart and brains.
| Original Score: 3/5
This is energetic, bursting with sincerity, yet also frustrating and disappointing.
| Original Score: 2/5
Balancing sectarian tragedy and earthy humour is never easy, and Labaki crams in too many stereotypes.
It is, at times, a charming reprieve from the usually dour cinematic explorations of Middle Eastern conflicts.
[Labaki] further establishes herself as not only a great storyteller, but a director of significant vision, with a powerful command of cinematic style.
| Original Score: 4/5
Despite Labaki's unique narrative, flair for the visual and clear humanistic intent, her efforts, much like those of her sisters onscreen, feel like they have achieved very little.
The intentions are admirable but the result disappointing.
| Original Score: C
Labaki never claimed to be NoŽl Coward, but the facile comedy leads to a dilution of the message she strives so strenuously to make.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Filmmaker Nadine Labaki carries it off with style.
Time passes with a sense that nothing is really happening, until suddenly too much happens all at once.
Where Do We Go Now? is a tragic-comic fable that speaks to how we live now, and have lived for far too long.
| Original Score: 3/4
Labaki is a forceful director and a stunning screen presence, but "Where Do We Go Now?" suffers from diffuseness.
Silliness and sentiment don't trump hate and rage.
| Original Score: 2/4
There are so many characters in "Where Do We Go Now?" that we never fully invest in them, and when Labaki tries to shift the direction of the movie, we're not sure what she's trying to say about them.
It's a fresh take on Mideast strife to see the endless battles from a feisty feminist point of view, but most of the acting and plotting is subpar.
The meandering script occasionally has an unpolished feel, confusingly taking too long to flesh out parts of the story while making unsettling swings from comedy to tragedy and back.
A satire in which pathos competes with light comedy and neither quite flourishes.
Aims for amusingly hypothetical but becomes offensively, naively silly.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
The movie is never quite bold enough to point out the contradiction of Muslims and Christians hating one another, even though they both in theory worship the same god.
Perhaps the humor gets lost in the translation.