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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
May 11, 2012
The lack of flow and coherence in "Where Do We Go Now?'' leaves not only the characters, but also the audience, wondering where to go.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 17, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
May 11, 2012
Veering from wackiness to horror and then back again is the kind of balancing act that would challenge even the most talented filmmakers, and Labaki, for all her good intentions and daring ideas, just can't swing the shift.
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
June 7, 2012
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.
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Alison Willmore
Village Voice
May 8, 2012
Like the hashish-laced pastries the ladies make to sedate the male population, the film feels like it has been dosed with sugar to mask its distressingly bitter taste.
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
January 30, 2012
It feels like a wasted effort that such a strong filmmaker would needlessly water down a serious topic for easier consumption like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 24, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
June 22, 2012
The result is beyond disastrous, like some unholy attempt by Adam Sandler to update Lysistrata.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
May 6, 2012
Never achieves either the seriousness or playfulness that it alternately seeks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 19, 2012
This is energetic, bursting with sincerity, yet also frustrating and disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Pais
RedEye
May 17, 2012
Aims for amusingly hypothetical but becomes offensively, naively silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 11, 2012
Making a movie about sectarian violence in which the local religious figures are comically powerless, at worst, seems like too easy a path to take. Nothing springs from nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 31, 2012
Time passes with a sense that nothing is really happening, until suddenly too much happens all at once.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
June 1, 2012
Labaki never claimed to be NoŽl Coward, but the facile comedy leads to a dilution of the message she strives so strenuously to make.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 22, 2012
"Where Do We Go Now?" is more interesting than satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
May 8, 2012
By the time the film takes a glib turn into role-switching farce-as Muslims become Christians and Christians become Muslims-the overall toothlessness of the satire becomes damningly apparent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
May 24, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 16, 2011
The latest effort from Nadine Labaki, the Arab world's answer to Nia Vardalos...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
A ramshackle curiosity of a film, poorly made and more admirable in intent than execution.
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John DeFore
Washington Post
May 18, 2012
A satire in which pathos competes with light comedy and neither quite flourishes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
January 22, 2013
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Alissa Simon
Variety
January 22, 2013
Mark Jenkins
NPR.org
January 22, 2013
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
January 22, 2013

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