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Journey to Mecca (2009)

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This historical documentary narrated by actor Ben Kingsley takes a look at the exciting and inspiring story of Ibn Battuta, an explorer whose journey in the year 1326 from Tangier to Mecca contributed to what is now a sacred tradition for millions of Muslims every year. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi

Cast

Hassam Ghancy
as The Highwayman
Nadim Sawalha
as Ibn Muzaffar
Ben Kingsley
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Journey to Mecca

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

While there's stunning scenery in the movie, it's mostly a backdrop to a narrative that's more about spirit than spectacle. In this case, the subject of the film is something that can't be captured on any size screen.

January 15, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Washington Post
Top Critic

Journey to Mecca is sure to gladden the hearts of spiritual-seekers. Mere popcorn enthusiasts will like it too.

February 6, 2009 | Rating: 3/4
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

As far as promoting a better understanding of the religion of Islam to the Western world, I think "Journey to Mecca" has provided a valiant beginning.

August 21, 2010 | Full Review…
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

While "Journey to Mecca" was filmed specifically for exhibition in Imax theaters, it is not quite the visual treat that other Imax films have been. Still, it is the true, inspiring story -----

August 21, 2010 | Full Review…
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

Only the splendid visuals offer much that is fresh.

June 18, 2010 | Rating: 2/5
London Evening Standard

It mixes historic reconstruction with modern footage, and it could be a little cheesy were it not for the spectacular images of Mount Arafat covered with white-clad pilgrims...

June 17, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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