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Desert Flower Reviews

March 31, 2011
Written and directed by German filmmaker Sherry Hormann, it works as well as it does because of the performances she's drawn from a solid cast.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2011
It has a compelling message and surrounds it with biopic scenes that appear to be brought in from a different kind of movie. The effect is rather unsettling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 23, 2011
Waris Dirie is an inspiration, inside and out, and so is this movie.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
March 18, 2011
The broad comedy clashes with the movie's final message.
March 18, 2011
"Desert Flower," a well-made film that depicts the remarkable life of the model Waris Dirie, manages to be both a classic feel-good story and about as far from a feel-good story as you can get.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 18, 2011
Good idea, mediocre presentation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 17, 2011
A lovely performance by Ethiopian supermodel-actress Liya Kebede as supermodel-activist Waris Dirie works wonders to elevate this uneven, occasionally awkward but often absorbing film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 15, 2011
Luckily, her cast makes up for the lapses, and Kebede is especially effective at showing how triumph over culturally sanctioned brutality remains a tentative prospect at best.