Luxor Reviews

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February 21, 2021
A movie that captures the gut-ache of ruminating on lost love, and the pain of an expiration date hanging over a brief encounter that maybe doesn't have to end.
February 21, 2021
An apparently slight, but deeply rewarding film, Luxor reveals its purpose slowly, in fragments of growing significance.
February 21, 2021
Luxor offers a strange marriage of travelogue, post-traumatic stress disorder, spirituality and something like romance.
February 21, 2021
A truly beautiful film, with stunning shots of the city and desert, and a journey of one woman's past trauma to future happiness.
February 21, 2021
Full of gorgeous scenery, but only desultory drama, the pokey picture often feels as aimless as its heroine, and seems unlikely to find many fans beyond armchair travelers looking for an Egyptian jaunt.
January 11, 2021
The dialogue is thin and the action is patchy, but Durra films Hana's travels-and the places that she visits-with an ardent attention that fuses emotional life with aesthetic and intellectual exploration.
December 29, 2020
It contemplates the sand and the sadness, instead of really digging. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 28, 2020
With very little spoken by Riseborough, she still manages to convey every deep feeling she has, dark or otherwise.
December 26, 2020
"A low-key film I dearly admired for its ability to have so much breath and to say so much by saying so little."
December 19, 2020
...the need keeps building for us to know more and to stick it out to the end. I did and I'm glad I did...
December 8, 2020
It's a very sparse, slow, and meditative film, but from an acting standpoint you're not going to see a better female performance all year.
December 7, 2020
Nabbing Andrea Riseborough for her sympathetic lead, it's a subtle rumination on the depleting forces of trauma, pondered glibly through a brief respite in a city wherein the troubled intrigue of ghosts from an ancient culture are forever nigh.
December 4, 2020
Sometimes a little meandering, this lovely (visually and otherwise) tale works as a moment of meditative stillness, a passing shelter against global chaos-chaos that can be ignored or denied for a time, yet which never goes away.
December 4, 2020
London-born Arab writer-director Zeina Durra's Luxor is sort of a meditative throwback to the '60s era of art-house cinema when movies were allowed to not always fill in the plot blanks for audiences.
December 4, 2020
This is one of those movies that gives the notion of an "arthouse" film a bad name.
December 4, 2020
Luxor is a character in its own right, and for a film without much conflict or action, it feels like you're watching a virtual tour - a perfect escape during these quarantine times - but it's also an intimate, spiritual story of second chances.
December 4, 2020
Co-stars Andrea Riseborough and Karim Saleh are practically perfect in this thoughtful romance.
December 4, 2020
A slight, but truthful examination of trauma
December 4, 2020
A film of rare maturity about emotional trauma and the struggle to regain balance in life, but one so rarefied in approach that some will find it remote and even parched.
December 3, 2020
Those who are willing to embrace the kind of slow-burn drama that does not require tons of emotional pyrotechnics to make its point should find it fascinating to watch and contemplate after it is over.
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