Journey to Mecca

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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

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  • Only the splendid visuals offer much that is fresh.

    Jun 18, 2010 | Rating: 2/5
  • 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...

    Jun 17, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 15, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Journey to Mecca is sure to gladden the hearts of spiritual-seekers. Mere popcorn enthusiasts will like it too.

    Feb 6, 2009 | Rating: 3/4
  • 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.

    Aug 21, 2010 | Full Review…
  • 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 -----

    Aug 21, 2010 | Full Review…

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