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Black Kite (2017)

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Critic Reviews for Black Kite

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

A sometimes touching, sometimes frustrating mix of good instincts and better intentions, Black Kite wants to be the most inspiring film you'll see all year.

June 1, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The performances are fine, including Hamid Noorzay as the starry-eyed boy and Haji Gul Aser as the adult Arian. The outcome is resoundingly heartbreaking.

May 31, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Certainly, multihyphenate Qayumi deserves credit for his deft use of archival footage and animation, which provide useful context and historical background.

February 13, 2018 | Full Review…
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Weaving live footage and animation into Arian's story, Qayumi's politically charged narrative is almost too stark. But perhaps that is the point.

September 11, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The central drama is deadeningly flat, a chessboard of mono-dimensional ciphers arranged across a schematic grid of good and evil.

September 11, 2017 | Full Review…

We're always aware of what Black Kite is striving to be - and it's frustrating to realize it's not going to get there.

May 31, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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