Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Girls of the Sun has the best of intentions, but this worthy - and thoroughly timely - story is fatally undermined by its clumsily overbearing execution.

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Somewhere in Kurdistan. Bahar is commander in chief of the Girls of the Sun, a Kurdish female battalion. She is about to take back the town of Corduene, where she was captured by the extremists. Mathilde, a French journalist covers the first three days of the offensive. Through their encounter, Bahar's itinerary, since the men dressed in black changed the course of her existence, resurfaces.

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"Girls of the Sun" is a well-meaning, timid tribute that follows the usual pattern of the war correspondent subgenre, glorifying its brave subjects without taking any risks.

October 29, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a cracking story, shakily told.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The emotion is honestly won. This is, after all, how it has happened for hundreds if not thousands of women victimized by Isis's brutality.

October 29, 2018 | Full Review…

The political setting is vague and the results erratic, alternating between intense suspense and high bathos.

September 5, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Representational merits alone can't distinguish this movie's clumsy farrago of good intentions, ham-fisted story choices and cloddishly on-the-nose dialogue.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Barreling forward with fits of strong drama and underwritten characters, Girls of the Sun features just enough good scenes to make one wish they held together as a whole.

May 14, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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