He Named Me Malala

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He Named Me Malala spotlights a worthy subject, but without the focus her story deserves.

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After the Taliban tries to kill her for speaking out on behalf of girls' education, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai emerges as a leading advocate for children's rights and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

Cast & Crew

Mohamed Al Mubarak
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Michael Garin
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Jeff Skoll
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Shannon Dill
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Erich Roland
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Greg Finton
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Critic Reviews for He Named Me Malala

All Critics (135) | Top Critics (48) | Fresh (97) | Rotten (38)

  • It's a shame that Guggenheim's slickly produced documentary examines such an important and fascinating story with such underwhelming results.

    December 30, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • The easy intimacy of the family dynamic is the film's big revelation.

    November 11, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This cagey documentary portrait fails to do justice to its inspiring subject, Malala Yousafzai.

    November 9, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Malala Yousafzai is a truly inspirational figure, a teenager who won the Nobel Peace Prize while still studying for her GCSEs in Birmingham, but she isn't especially well-served by Davis Guggenheim's reverential documentary about her.

    November 5, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The validity of her vital crusade - and by extension, the film's practically short-circuit appeal to your heart and gut - is tough to argue with.

    November 5, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Guggenheim's film is inspiring.

    November 5, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Mar 11, 2016
    With such an interesting story and topic, a real life heroine, this documentary falls a little flat. It fails to tackle the real questions about what happened and focuses on the same information we already know. It is still thought provokimg and Malala is very brave and an inspiration but it could have been better.
    Ian W Super Reviewer

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