Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim) Reviews

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August 7, 2008
July 2, 2004
Unbearably life affirming and quasi-spiritual... [Sharif] dispenses bromides like a watery-eyed, Middle-Eastern Forrest Gump.
May 18, 2004
Director Francois Depeyron evokes the look and feel of nostalgia extremely well, recalling films like 'Cinema Paradiso' for their wistfulness and charm.
May 12, 2004
Even when the material is rather thin and obvious -- and it sometimes is -- Sharif and Boulanger's performances make Monsieir Ibrahim agreeable.
May 1, 2004
Hardly challenging.
April 30, 2004
A slight-but-charming French heart-warmer that gives Omar Sharif his best role since... well, since Lawrence of Arabia.
April 23, 2004
Sharif still has that twinkle in his eye and a commanding screen presence.
April 15, 2004
[Pierre] Boulanger joins Keisha Castle-Hughes of Whale Rider as one of this year's strongest juvenile performers.
April 12, 2004
Charming but sentimental...
April 12, 2004
April 9, 2004
The [movie's] two halves are larded with European coming-of-age cliches... and never meld into a satisfying whole.
April 9, 2004
Thanks to Sharif's performance, this French-language import is made quite watchable.
April 8, 2004
Since there's no real-world grit to go with the grace, the story comes off as shallow and unaffecting.
April 2, 2004
Better when it's resisting the need to be about something, the movie starts strong.
April 2, 2004
That rare film about the sort of emotionally needy people who don't wear their neediness on their sleeves.
April 2, 2004
April 1, 2004
His performance is a vivid reminder that Sharif, 71, is still out there and capable of doing fine work when it is offered to him.
March 28, 2004
March 26, 2004
In this first sequence in Monsieur Ibrahim, Moses appears a typical teenaged boy, trying out his masculine prerogative and simultaneously unsure of what he wants.
March 25, 2004
Tender but never sappy, Monsieur Ibrahim brings two people of vastly different age and background together in ways that are touching, and telling.
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