He Named Me Malala Reviews

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December 30, 2015
It's a shame that Guggenheim's slickly produced documentary examines such an important and fascinating story with such underwhelming results.
November 11, 2015
The easy intimacy of the family dynamic is the film's big revelation.
November 9, 2015
This cagey documentary portrait fails to do justice to its inspiring subject, Malala Yousafzai.
November 5, 2015
Guggenheim's film is inspiring.
October 9, 2015
The result is a film more educational than engrossing; high schoolers should see it - the rest of us, maybe not.
October 9, 2015
While Malala's saintly status is front and center, there are lingering, disquieting and incomplete issues all over the place.
August 15, 2019
Malala is highly confident, well spoken yet cheeky, and the story is powerful and inspiring.
August 7, 2019
It's so disappointing to see [Malala] saddled with such a perfunctory, trite, and gushing tribute that barely scratches the surface of this remarkable woman.
May 31, 2019
A lengthy but fast-paced mixture of animated sequences, dramatised reconstructions, news and specially shot footage, He Named Me Malala is a well-made, easy to digest documentary-lite.
May 4, 2019
Touching, likeable and often life-affirming, HNMM keenly balances its themes and subject matter, and most importantly fully allows the warmth and grace of its subject shine through.
April 8, 2019
Stirring, respectful and eulogising rather than polemical.
August 23, 2018
What shines through is her calmness and optimism as she continues along the long, slow path back to full recovery.
August 21, 2018
... the title and narrative makes it inadvertently about the man behind Malala, her father Ziauddin Yousafzai, that by the end of 87 minutes will leave you questioning just what is the real story behind the this almost mythical Malala.
August 14, 2018
He Named Me Malala is well-made, inspiring, and full of moments that will touch your heart in ways many documentaries of this nature won't.
October 26, 2017
The wonderful thing about He Named Me Malala, a documentary made by the American Davis Guggenheim, is how much it tells us that we didn't know.
September 22, 2017
What's in a name? As He Named Me Malala posits, maybe nothing, until the rose chooses to embody what it means to be a rose.
September 1, 2017
HE NAMED ME MALALA feels really impersonal (despite Guggenheim's attempts to eek out an engaging film), and it does her story a major disservice as it succumbs to the male perspective it tries--and fails--to denounce.
August 11, 2017
[He Named me Malala] is barely 90 minutes long, but I could have watched more.
June 20, 2017
Guggenheim fails to shine a light forward, it's a good thing Malala is there to speak for herself and for the hopes of new generations.
October 12, 2016
Hollywood may be taking its sweet time making the Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel movies, but filmgoers don't have to keep waiting on a Superwoman to see an inspirational heroine on the big screen.
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