Ali's Wedding

Critics Consensus

Ali's Wedding uses its very specific setting to explore universal ideas about relationships -- and in delightfully smart, funny fashion.



Total Count: 24


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After a reckless lie sets off a catastrophic chain of events, Ali, the son of a Muslim cleric, finds himself caught between his sense of duty to his family and following his heart. Based on real events, Ali's Wedding is an irreverent, warm-hearted comedy, and an affectionate and vivid portrait of Islamic life in Australia.

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Critic Reviews for Ali's Wedding

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (4)

  • Much of the film's success is down to [Osamah] Sami's winning performance. He's completely charming as a more nerdy version of himself and he gets good comic support.

    Feb 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Ali's Wedding neatly strips away the solemnity enveloping that lead balloon of a word "multiculturalism." There's a joyously comic lack of inhibition here and, even better, we're told it's largely a true story.

    Aug 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This is a film in which you will hear a letter read aloud, with a voice-over saying the words "you dared to dream", delivered without irony. It is, as they say, what it is.

    Aug 30, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Walker's debut mines rapid-fire laughs and bountiful heart from a story of romantic misadventure set in train by a young man desperate to live up to his father's expectations.

    Jun 15, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Engaging Australian romcom has some language.

    Jun 27, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • With Australia's current policies on immigration and Islamophobia on the rise in many Western countries, this unabashed presentation of a Muslim love story feels brave and necessary.

    Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ali's Wedding

  • Sep 01, 2017
    'Ali's Wedding' is the most unique and heartfelt Australian film, I've seen all year. A domestic centered story about an Australian Muslim living such a comfortable urban lifestyle he himself is even thinking about revoking what his family or even his own customs may actually expect of him to a point the film's plotting takes so many drastic twists and turns you can't help but admire this film for what it really is, 'a personal life story'. This also touches upon how the Urban Australian Muslims should be presented, when their lives are no different to us local folk, but their traditions and cultural customs are fascinating. The real heart of the story however is Osamah Sami's main character whose such a relatable underdog he's created something great alongside director Jeffery Walker, an incredible Australian story, with enough wit and humour to combat it's cultural subject matter accustomed to the majority of the characters and premise. All in all, we have a charming heartfelt and hilarious film that's more than likely to be one of the most talked about local films of the year, highly recommended for all to see.
    Luke E Super Reviewer

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