Critic Reviews for 678
Whatever missteps it makes along the way can be written off as the mistakes of a filmmaker so driven by his material that he couldn't be bothered to check himself for fear of losing that fire and momentum.
Writer/director Mohamed Diab leaves no room for ambiguity in his depiction of modern Cairo. As deconstructed in his flawed but fiery drama Cairo 678, it is a truly awful place for women to live.
A full-fledged two hander, 678 at times verges on turning into a boo-hiss melodrama, but it's the rare film that will elicit cheers within the usually sedate MoMA.
it's a film defined by its challenging issues and elegant storytelling.
Audience Reviews for 678
Although Diab seems to have good intentions with an important subject, his lack of subtlety and heavy-handed direction are what stands in his way. The result is a ridiculous, artificial melodrama that has no focus and is filled with cheap contrivances and soap-opera dialogue.
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