Cairo Time Reviews

October 9, 2010
Not much happens in "Cairo Time," and it doesnt happen in slow, languid fashion.
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 27, 2010
Cairo Time is like dozens of other bittersweet romances about strangers who meet under less-than-ideal circumstances.
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.
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 19, 2010
The movie isn't sure what, politically or even romantically, it's about.
August 7, 2010
In Cairo Time, Juliette means to care, but she seems rather unfit for it.
August 6, 2010
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 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 4, 2010
Compared to other platonic film romances, this one comes up lacking, even with the note-perfect performances from Clarkson and Siddig.
August 1, 2010
Patricia Clarkson's Juliette comes off as so hopelessly nave that the characterization grates in its lack of credibility.
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.
July 6, 2010
Love wilts under the Egyptian sun in this chemistry-free romantic vehicle.
October 9, 2009
Though the aim is subtlety, Cairo Time often seems to be making too much of too little.