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Osama Reviews

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March 26, 2004
delivers a somber and powerful message without offering any simplistic solutions
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 22, 2004
Beautifully balances political statement with artistic expression.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 18, 2004
...asks irresistible questions about the sexist inequality rampant in modern-day Islam.
March 17, 2004
What Osama shows all too well is that things can always get worse
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 12, 2004
It's a painful film about religious issues made with sufficiently compelling craft that you can't look away even as you are appalled.
Read More | Original Score: A-
March 12, 2004
Barmak proves an able craftsman. If the film's story stammers here and there, its overall power can't be denied.
Read More | Original Score: B+
March 12, 2004
Barmak and his little star bring artistry and truth to the plight of women under the Taliban.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 11, 2004
A harrowing look at a disturbingly recent time that seems more rooted in a barbaric, distant past.
Read More | Original Score: B+
March 11, 2004
A must-see for anyone with an interest in the rest of the world.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 11, 2004
Although its story is horrifying, Osama wisely makes its points through irony and understatement.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 11, 2004
Shot on the ruined streets of Kabul, it has the urgent impact of a documentary, but it is a work of poetic vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 11, 2004
A poignant film with stinging images.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 10, 2004
We are certainly entitled to marvel at its very existence, but that isn't enough. The work itself is extraordinary.
March 3, 2004
A traditional story in a traditional setting that will make contemporary audiences think, feel and empathize with those on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 2, 2004
Pregnant with emotion and bitterly realized.
| Original Score: 3/4
March 1, 2004
In most ways that count, it's as true as any documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 1, 2004
Reminiscent of Agnieszka Holland's 1990 drama Europa Europa, this award-winning Afghani film paints yet another harrowing tale of human survival.
February 27, 2004
A stark reminder of what is at stake in Afghanistan, apart from the capture or killing of terrorists.
February 26, 2004
Heartbreaking stuff.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 26, 2004
I found Mr. Barmak's direction too by-the-numbers, and Ms. Goldbahari's Osama a one-note performance in her relentlessly whimpering (though perfectly understandable) self-pity.
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