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Free Men Reviews

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March 11, 2012
For much of its runtime, the film is simply there, decent for the most part, but at no point immersive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 13, 2012
Free Men never feels like a movie about a developing conscience, due largely to the shallowness of the protagonist as written and, by extension, Rahim's portrayal...
March 15, 2012
Underwhelming, bland and pedestrian with a weak screenplay that squanders its many opportunities to be thrilling, provocative and poignant.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.35/10
March 8, 2012
It's almost a case of actor abuse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 25, 2012
I kept hoping to get caught up in it in more than a coolly intellectual way, but that never happened.
March 22, 2012
Rahim has the eyes of the young Mandy Patinkin. If only he had some of the wildness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 25, 2012
[A] socially nutritious, unimpeachably competent, but shapeless and sluggish wartime drama about the little-known collaboration between North African immigrants and the French Resistance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 13, 2012
Anyone expecting an Arabic Army of Shadows will be disappointed; if a muted, moodier approach to the material befits the social-issue subtext, it also severely dampens the tension and pacing that makes these films thrum.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 18, 2017
A high point for any film is to be graced with the presence of Michael Lonsdale.
June 18, 2012
It's a thoughtful and thought-provoking piece of filmmaking, which repays repeat viewing.
May 3, 2012
One of those espionage/war movies in which the usual thrilling chases and shootouts take a back seat to the transformations that occur in the protagonists' minds.
May 24, 2012
Passionate if insubstantial period piece. Rahim is the real deal, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 16, 2012
Free Men offers a pleasing historical escape via a story of everyone setting aside religious, colonial, and ethnic divides to unite against the Nazis.
Read More | Original Score: B-
April 12, 2012
A cannily shot thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 16, 2012
"Free Men" is so-so, but it is driven by a mischievously interesting idea: that Muslims and Jews have more in common than they normally allow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 24, 2012
The tension doesn't grip as it should, but it's a worthwhile reminder of a moment of Muslim-Jewish co-operation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 22, 2012
Ferroukhi fails to communicate much of the fear and paranoia of living in an occupied city.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 19, 2012
For a change a film that casts Islam in a positive light.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 14, 2012
A compelling and captivating film based on the true story of an Algerian immigrant who is transformed into a freedom fighter during the Nazi occupation of Paris in 1942.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 15, 2012
A worthy and interesting chapter to the tradition of World War II dramas of conscience.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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