Mary Poppins Returns
Log in with Facebook
Forgot your password?
Don't have an account? Sign up here
and the Terms and Policies,
and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.
Already have an account? Log in here
Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.
No consensus yet.
Tomatometer Not Available...
No consensus yet.
All Critics (14)
| Top Critics (4)
| Fresh (14)
| Rotten (0)
Although not a perfect film, "A World Not Ours" does turn faceless statistics about the plight of refugees into an immediate human tragedy.
This affecting, humor-tinged debut feature from Mahdi Fleifel goes back to the old neighborhood in southern Lebanon: the refugee camp Ain al-Helweh, a Palestinian pocket of hemmed-in buildings and stifled hopes.
Fleifel gathers the messy detritus of everyday living, laughs at it, then shows the viewer what it means.
In this heartfelt film, Fleifel shows us the human cost of the conflict.
Probably the only good thing to come out of the Palestinian dispossession is a long list of great films, and this is one of the greatest among them.
Mahdi Fleifel's usage of a domestic archive of home-video images inherited from his father lends the doc a simultaneous sense of historical gravitas and intimacy.
Along with its anger, Fleifel's revealing film contrives, against the odds, to derive everyday humour from the refugee experience.
Mahdi Fifel's poignant documentary about everyday life in Ain el-Hilweh, a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon, offers a very different insight to that given in news reports.
A reference to the Holocaust feels awkward, but otherwise the blend of personal and political is electrifying.
A very accomplished piece of film-making ...
The filmmaker, born in Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon's largest camp for Palestinian refugees, presents a poignant picture of that scrapyard for hope and homeland dreams.
Humour is a weapon for good in this heartbreaking and harrowing documentary about life in a social and political hinterland.
A return to a refugee camp that the film maker grew up in shines a light on an unfortunate temporary situation that becomes permanent and how people adapt to that type of living. People spend their entire lives being trapped by circumstances.
There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.