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Cairo Time Reviews

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Top Critic
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
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.
Shannon Wright
October 29, 2010
Cairo Time's narrative is manna for the menopausal, but, at the very least, worthy for the rest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 9, 2010
Not much happens in "Cairo Time," and it doesn?t happen in slow, languid fashion.
| Original Score: 2/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 30, 2010
What makes Cairo Time work stems from the playing of the leads and the manner in which Nadda presents the setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 26, 2010
...has at its heart the mildest kind of dalliance, a betrayal so small and excusable it mightn't even register.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 25, 2010
Clarkson, in one of her few leading roles, is the film's bright spot and reason for seeing the film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 23, 2010
Clarkson, as always, is genuine and terrific.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Mike Scott
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dan Lybarger
MovieMaker Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
September 3, 2010
The picturesque romantic as obvious but elegant as the bit of symbolism that ends it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
September 2, 2010
A sumptuous feast for heart, head, eye and ear.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 28, 2010
Between [Clarkson and Siddig], they make Cairo Time a much more involving, lingering experience than it it probably deserves to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 27, 2010
What it has going for it, however, is a strong performance from Clarkson, who has become one of the more reliable character actors in independent film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
August 27, 2010
Confirms two things that hardly need confirming: The Egyptian capital is a breathtaking metropolis, and Patricia Clarkson is one of the best actors in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 27, 2010
Cairo Time is like dozens of other bittersweet romances about strangers who meet under less-than-ideal circumstances.
| Original Score: 2/4
Randy Myers
Contra Costa Times
August 26, 2010
Minus Patricia Clarkson's pitch-perfect performance, the lovely to look at but monotonously paced Cairo Times would wind up less satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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