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Jason Best
Movie Talk
November 23, 2014
The writing and direction is often clumsy and there are wobbly performances... but Ray and Sheth have engaging screen presences and real chemistry.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
November 21, 2008
In exploring the eternal conflict between love and duty in a fresh, provocative way, Sarif demonstrates that she is a filmmaker of exceptional promise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
November 21, 2008
Shows the formidable barriers faced by two lesbian lovers in London, England.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
November 20, 2008
Lipstick lesbians, Hollywood's answer to California's passage of Proposition 8!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
November 15, 2008
A shy British Indian woman of the Muslim faith meets an outgoing Jordanian Christian woman, neither of whom can think straight in this entertainment from the mysterious East.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
April 10, 2009
If the plot is cheese, it never rises above the level of a Dairylea triangle
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)
April 9, 2009
She is still some way short of making a movie that deserves a ticket-buying audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
April 9, 2009
Both films are politically daring as well as what used to be called risque. Neither, I'm afraid, is well directed or acted.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 7, 2009
The director struggles to inject much energy or spark into the story. Which is frustrating for a premise with this much potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jon Williams
Little White Lies
April 3, 2009
It's such a mish-mash of terrible ideas next to sincere and affecting themes that it never really works and repeatedly sabotages any recommendation.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Sarah Cohen
Time Out
April 3, 2009
From the wince-inducing title onwards, the script is laughably bad, especially when it attempts seriousnes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
April 3, 2009
A should-have-been straight-to-DVD film that ticks enough boxes to make its cinema release an example of affirmative action.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
April 3, 2009
I Can't Think Straight, a glossy contemporary cross-cultural romance between a Palestinian Christian girl and an Anglo-Indian Muslim girl, is spectacularly dreadful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Bradshaw
April 3, 2009
Frankly this looks more like Dynasty, with some very broad, soapy acting, coy sex scenes and some airily conspicuous wealth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
April 3, 2009
This one's got it's heart in the right place...but little else to recommend it.
| Original Score: 2/5
Josh Winning
Total Film
April 3, 2009
Deep stuff, then, but imbued with all the weight of a prawn cracker. Its explosive coming-out scene can't compensate for car crash acting. Sadly, great sounding drivel is still drivel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

The Sun (UK)
April 3, 2009
Writer-director Shamim Sarif can't seem to make up her mind whether she is making a comedy or a serious point about Muslim attitudes to lesbianism. And so she ends up with a fluffy mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
April 3, 2009
Lisa Ray provides the one spark of life in an otherwise drab, graceless production that appears to be set in the Eighties and has the feel of a bad Jilly Cooper novel.
Matthew Turner
April 2, 2009
This lesbian love story is never less than watchable, thanks to a captivating central performance by Lisa Ray, though the script and direction leave a lot to be desired.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Victor Olliver
April 2, 2009
It's all very sex-lite - one character even does what Eamonn Holmes did last year, confusing lesbian with Lebanese.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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