A Sinner in Mecca Reviews

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September 4, 2015
Many aspects of A Sinner in Mecca are fraught...so why does it seldom feel like a matter of life or death?
September 4, 2015
My true frustration about Sharma's film is that beneath the diversions, it contains the material for what could have been something as controversial, powerful, and tender as he seemed to wish.
September 3, 2015
Mr. Sharma has created a swirling, fascinating travelogue and a stirring celebration of devotion.
September 3, 2015
The mix of ancient customs and modern crowd-control methods is both inspiring and surprising, and an absolute must-see for any student of sociology or religion.
September 3, 2015
Sharma's vital, personal doc reveals the filmmaker's attempt at hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca that it is the duty of Muslims to undertake once in a lifetime.
August 28, 2015
The result is a fascinating look at a city off-limits to non-Muslims.
May 10, 2019
Some may find Sharma's pilgrimage too introspective to be accessible, but his bravery in making a film like A Sinner in Mecca cannot be denied. A stunning piece of work.
September 4, 2015
You will see never-before-filmed images of Muslim observances in this sincere, but at times self-indulgent, gay director's journey back to his spiritual roots.
September 2, 2015
What the film lacks in narrative unity and aesthetic splendor it makes up in moral grandeur and ethical purpose.
August 29, 2015
This notable feat of cinematography shows much the world Islam's holy city of Mecca but is more of the inner journey of a gay Muslim than it is a travelogue.
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