Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018)


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Critic Consensus: Capernaum hits hard, but rewards viewers with a smart, compassionate, and ultimately stirring picture of lives in the balance.

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Lebanese director/co-writer Nadine Labaki's Jury Prize-winning drama revolves around Zain (Zain Al Rafeea), a 12-year-old boy who decides to sue his parents for bringing him into the world. Born into urban squalor and a hard life on the streets of Beirut, Zain is already serving a five-year sentence, for stabbing the man who bought his 11-year-old sister's hand in marriage, and his case against his parents reveals grim details about a home life that is far more troublesome that originally thought.


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Critic Reviews for Capernaum (Capharnaüm)

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (7)

The last shot had me choking back sobs.

October 8, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Despite an awkwardly didactic climax, the results are grueling and powerful.

May 30, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a deeply assured piece of direction, and though it only plays a few emotional notes, they are ones that won't soon leave your memory.

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The kind of social-issue sadness pile that confuses nonstop hardship for drama, begging for our tears at every moment.

May 18, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Every emotion is negated by another, until we're left with nothing but the mess we were presented from the start. Capernaum, indeed.

May 18, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Not subtle, but stirring.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

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