Cairo Time Reviews

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June 12, 2020
You may never see Cairo the same way again after it plays itself in Ruba Nadda's low-key thwarted romance.
March 8, 2019
There's a definite Lost-in-Translation'y vibe to this, coupled with amazing shots of both the city and people of Cairo. Beautifully filmed and superbly acted.
September 7, 2011
January 31, 2011
January 3, 2011
The lovely twilit moments in this movie stay with one, and that summoning them up in your mind is like slowing down time.
November 3, 2010
This is a film where the promise of romance is almost as important as the romance itself. And perceptively gliding through it, Clarkson and her intricate yet simple approach is a quiet sensation.
October 29, 2010
Cairo Time's narrative is manna for the menopausal, but, at the very least, worthy for the rest.
October 9, 2010
Not much happens in "Cairo Time," and it doesnt happen in slow, languid fashion.
September 30, 2010
What makes Cairo Time work stems from the playing of the leads and the manner in which Nadda presents the setting.
September 26, 2010
...has at its heart the mildest kind of dalliance, a betrayal so small and excusable it mightn't even register.
September 25, 2010
Clarkson, in one of her few leading roles, is the film's bright spot and reason for seeing the film.
September 23, 2010
Clarkson, as always, is genuine and terrific.
September 15, 2010
It's hard to call Cairo Time a "romance." Really, what it is is one of the rare realistic movies about attraction.
September 10, 2010
Clarkson not only anchors Nadda's film, but she lifts it up onto her shoulders, carrying it along and helping it become an emotional and thoughtful story of one woman's journey of self-discovery.
September 3, 2010
Flirtation is often sexier than consummation. There's a constant 'should I or shouldn't I' tension that gives a tale some spine.
September 3, 2010
The picturesque romantic as obvious but elegant as the bit of symbolism that ends it.
September 2, 2010
A sumptuous feast for heart, head, eye and ear.
September 2, 2010
Clarkson lights up Ruba Nadda's stately drama Cairo Time like the moon on a summer night, making every moment luminous with quiet, resigned longing.
September 2, 2010
The at-times slow and indulgent pacing of Cairo Time will frustrate a few viewers, even if the Egyptian landmarks and scenery is stunning.
August 28, 2010
Between [Clarkson and Siddig], they make Cairo Time a much more involving, lingering experience than it it probably deserves to be.
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