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Miral Reviews

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 13, 2013
This is what happens when a self-serious movie artist tries to impress his girlfriend.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
January 27, 2012
Miral overrides its screenwriting flaws with Schnabel's uncanny sense of film art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 12, 2011
...sporadically engrossing yet thoroughly uneven...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine
May 11, 2011
Schnabel dedicates Miral to "everyone on both sides who still believes peace is possible"-a noble sentiment, to be sure, but will anyone on either side really see themselves reflected in such a simplistic, ham-fisted treatment?
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 28, 2011
Though it self-evidently has a Message about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, [it] makes virtually no effort to clearly explain what that Message is.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
April 28, 2011
A mess.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 25, 2011
[T]here are plenty of nonpolitical reasons to frown upon Miral: it's simply not a very engaging film, even to those sympathetic to the Palestinian cause...
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 22, 2011
Might have been better as a documentary.
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
April 15, 2011
...if you're going to ask the audience to piece together the meaning of a scene for themselves, don't cue the conclusion with a soundtrack full of familiar emotional cues.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Top Critic
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 15, 2011
The director injects some showy images into the mix but, without a defined frame for Schnabel to paint in, "Miral" is an unholy mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 14, 2011
Impassioned, but also dramatically disjointed and emotionally parched.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Daniel M. Kimmel
The Jewish Advocate
April 8, 2011
Schnabel is free to make a film sympathetic to the Palestinians, of course, but such distortions and selective history make this little more than an arty propaganda film.
Top Critic
Sean O'Connell
Washington Post
April 7, 2011
What "Miral" lacks in performance art, Schnabel attempts to replace with design.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
April 7, 2011
It feels strangely undernourished, as if the filmmakers were afraid to really let go and express big emotions.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 7, 2011
The didactic approach and hodge-podge structure diminish the film's heart and Schnabel's dreamy imagery.
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
April 7, 2011
The film is an uninvolving mess, though a thoughtfully composed jumble of emotions and time periods ambitiously reaching for a distressing screen poeticism it never achieves.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
April 1, 2011
Miral has the pedigree, the attitude, the weighty subject matter. It's just not much of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
April 1, 2011
How can you appeal to both sides when you tell only one side's story?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Molly Eichel
Philadelphia Daily News
April 1, 2011
"Miral" gives no real evidence to support why this particular story deserves screen time.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 1, 2011
Like its star, it's pretty, but that's about it.
| Original Score: 1/4
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