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Bilal: A New Breed of Hero Reviews

February 2, 2018
Overall, the message is an inspiring one, of racial and class equality, spiritual freedom, and discovering the power that lies within.
February 2, 2018
The intentions are honorable, for sure, but the execution is awkward, not just visually but tonally.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 2, 2018
Just who is "Bilal" for?
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 1, 2018
Where Bilal exceeds in animation and direction, it lacks in entertaining, cohesive story, possibly owing to either the directors' desire to remain accurate to Muslim texts or the huge span of time they are trying to cover in a single movie.
January 31, 2018
Suffers from a confusing narrative and a style of computer animation that blurs the lines between the real and the animated in a way that evokes the discomfiting artifice of "The Polar Express."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 31, 2018
"Bilal: A Brand New Breed of Hero" took forever to get here, and probably will be missed by the masses. It deserved a better fate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 31, 2018
Bilal ends up grasping for kitsch as it tries to awkwardly squeeze its faith into a very different, often hostile popular form.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 28, 2016
Bilal is a grand-scale, fast-paced animated adaptation that is both empowering and inspiring in its call for social justice and equality.
October 28, 2016
Dubai's first animated feature puts top-class artwork to use in a story designed to preach about the inclusive, non-discriminatory aspects of the Muslim faith to younger audiences.
October 6, 2016
Much of the dialogue is too literal and undercut by its stolid earnestness, and many of the characters are left underdeveloped. Viewers unfamiliar with Bilal's story may have trouble following parts of the film.