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Jinn holds several beautiful elements, especially in its central mother-daughter story.
Jinn is a special little film, one that never lets its complicated, contradictory characters become abstractions, but instead revels in all the disparate elements that make them who they are.
Mu'min shows great sensitivity as a director, drawing a remarkably carefree and naturalistic performance from her young star that makes her sympathetic, even when her character is behaving in selfish and hurtful ways.
There's nothing preachy about Jinn, even though Nijla Mu'min's elegant debut feature is about a teenager coming to terms with her mother's newly embraced religion.
Renee has a superhuman charisma. Yet the young actor makes audiences root for her while also allowing Summer to be rude and thoughtless.
There are good, admirable intentions, and there's the movie that results from them. Sad to say, Jinn consistently lets down its premise and performers.
Demonstrating that identity is multifaceted and not as singular as society or religion paints it to be, Jinn is a wonderfully layered coming-of-age tale.
Change is never easy, especially when it comes to religious beliefs and family. The complexities of this film are multi-faceted and a great project for anyone struggling with the dilemma of juggling two things you love.
Coming-of-age drama Jinn is a beautiful meditation on the complexities of becoming whole in a world that seems to thrive on breaking the spirit of anyone seen as 'other'.
Renee turns in a radiant lead performance, the story spotlights underrepresented POCs, and Mu'min often flashes hints of her potential as a filmmaker.
Jinn quivers with joy and uncertainty, confidence and shame, delivering exactly what makes independent cinema exciting: a bright new voice with a bold vision.
Jinn is a colorful portrait of the complexities inherent in life, love, and religion that succeeds as a character study far more than as a plot-driven story.
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