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Cairo Time Reviews

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August 1, 2010
Patricia Clarkson's Juliette comes off as so hopelessly na´ve that the characterization grates in its lack of credibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2010
Cairo Time is like dozens of other bittersweet romances about strangers who meet under less-than-ideal circumstances.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 4, 2010
Compared to other platonic film romances, this one comes up lacking, even with the note-perfect performances from Clarkson and Siddig.
August 20, 2010
The breadth of emotions that play across Clarkson's face are too delicate to engage after a whole lot of nothing.
August 5, 2010
The scenery is enchanting and it's clear Nadda was inspired to make the film from the beauty of Cairo. She and cinematographer Luc Montpellier succeed in fashioning a graceful postcard to the city, but a story, too, would have been nice.
August 19, 2010
The movie isn't sure what, politically or even romantically, it's about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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+
July 6, 2010
Love wilts under the Egyptian sun in this chemistry-free romantic vehicle.
July 6, 2010
The fourth feature from Canadian writer-helmer Ruba Nadda ("Sabah") has a slightly breathless, old-fashioned feel, calling to mind the cliched fiction found in the type of ladies' magazine the heroine edits.
October 9, 2009
Though the aim is subtlety, Cairo Time often seems to be making too much of too little.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 5, 2010
There's no surprise and very little humor here, and from the hectic, grubby way it's been shot, even Cairo doesn't look very alluring.
August 7, 2010
In Cairo Time, Juliette means to care, but she seems rather unfit for it.
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
October 9, 2010
Not much happens in "Cairo Time," and it doesn?t happen in slow, languid fashion.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 6, 2010
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 16, 2010
Driven by outstanding performances, this beautifully nuanced film captures the allure of the titular city.
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
August 19, 2010
Whilst Nadda has crafted a solid musing on life choices and unexpected love, it's no substitute for the real thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 6, 2010
Middle East meets West with all the complexity and respect that Sex and the City 2 lacked.
August 4, 2010
The stakes here remain so doggedly small-scale that they require a patience not everyone will muster (though they should).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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