Caramel Reviews

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November 4, 2020
If all this makes the film sound more bitter than sweet, rest assured that Labaki... provides Caramel with moments of joy and laughter as well as tears.
October 14, 2020
Five ladies teach us to live together in peace in a broken country: the challenge is impossible, but what a good time spent dreaming. [Full review in Spanish]
July 6, 2019
Utterly inconsequential but completely lovely, and is a strong first film for Labaki as a director.
August 23, 2018
Caramel is sweet, but it's never sickly, and it never shies away from how these women have to work round what society has planned for them.
March 16, 2018
Extraordinary showpiece of the beauty of Lebanese cinema. [Full review in Spanish]
August 17, 2017
Caramel doesn't have any geopolitical pretensions. It just wants to show that beauty and friendship are universal.
March 5, 2014
Caramel is filled with more dignity, class, and realism than a Sex and the City could ever muster.
July 30, 2011
A chick flick form Lebanon, this film has some charm
September 26, 2008
It's one of the best films about women you're likely to see this year.
September 19, 2008
Many films these days celebrate female solidarity. Post-feminism, it's almost obligatory. But very few do it as convincingly, and with such style.
September 19, 2008
Taken together, the women tell a universal story about the beauty and battles of daily life.
September 19, 2008
Labaki, who co-wrote the film and also stars, maintains a knowing comic tone throughout.
September 13, 2008
The result is a sweet, but certainly not cloying, film about relationships in modern Beirut %u2013 the city to which Labaki dedicates her film.
September 13, 2008
This vibrant and intricate look at the lives of five women in Beirut is tantalisingly sweet as the title suggests. There are themes within the themes and the various stories intersect with compelling fluidity
June 21, 2008
Ritual and rebellion collide in this bittersweet confection casting a rare gaze upon the pleasures, sorrows, dreams and sexual desires of Arab women in the Middle East.
June 5, 2008
Although the film isn't chatty and people are just a little too soap opera-ish photogenic, the film is often understated enough to charm. Small, tender scenes and little details make Caramel a nice, light passing fancy.
May 31, 2008
Un cálido y entrañable retrato de mujeres, sus historias personales y sus conflictos, en el marco de una sociedad a medio camino entre la modernidad y las tradiciones. Una verdadera revelación.
May 5, 2008
[A]s smart and heartfelt as it is observant about the universalities of the lives of women...
April 11, 2008
It's smart, funny and, of course, sweet.
April 4, 2008
Wistful tale of friendship and solidarity.
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