Scheherazade Tell Me a Story - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Scheherazade Tell Me a Story Reviews

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Nick Schager
Village Voice
August 9, 2011
Nasrallah's artistry is ultimately incapable of matching his narrative's social significance.
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
April 13, 2011
An urgent political statement that's also a funny, sexy entertainment.
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
August 8, 2011
Scheherazade brims with faith in storytelling as art's great way of lifting society's veils.
| Original Score: 3/4
Peter Galvin
sbs.com.au
April 13, 2011
Read in terms of a pure melodrama the movie is wrenching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
August 12, 2011
A clarion call for the Middle East to emerge from the Middle Ages!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
August 13, 2011
A scathing update of the Thousand And One Nights classic of a queen's bid to stay alive through unique female survival instincts linked to the gift of gab. And a film that was surely a political prophesy, of the historic Tahrir Square uprisings to come.
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Jay Weissberg
Variety
April 13, 2011
Together with scribe Waheed Hamed, helmer Yousry Nasrallah presents women's sexuality as an expression of self-determination, making clear the parallels with an ever-degenerating political system.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 11, 2011
Lively, swift, vibrantly colorful and for the most part wonderfully acted, the film is slyly aware of the daytime talk show as a vehicle for women's concerns.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter
April 13, 2011
"Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story" is a powerful indictment of misogyny that overturns stereotypes about Egypt through the dramatic stories women recount on a television show.
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