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Muslim teenager Hala copes with the unraveling of her family as she comes into her own.


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  • A coming-of-age story with inconsistent storytelling but a strong lead performance from Geraldine Viswanathan.

    Feb 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Geraldine Viswanathan can do gross-out humor and slapstick, but here she proves her range and, hopefully, longevity.

    Feb 4, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    Amy Nicholson

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  • This is a persistently quiet film; always human and alive, but also told with the solemnity of someone who knows they're sending a ripple through a body of water that's been still for thousands of years.

    Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Unfortunately, the touches that endear us to Hala during the first half of the film are almost nonexistent in its second half, adding up to a choppy, incoherent finish.

    Jan 27, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Hala is ultimately an insightful, touching character study that forces us to reconsider what it means to be female, Muslim and American.

    Sep 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • At its core, what makes this film work is Baig's personalization of a traditional coming-of-age tale that she delivers with the right amount of gumption and contemplation.

    Sep 4, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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