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Sheikh Jackson (2017)




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On 25 June 2009 the news of Michael Jackson's death took the world by storm affecting many, especially a preacher whose nickname was "Jackson" during his school days. But, what does a preacher have in common with the King of Pop? More importantly, can he now go back to his normal life, or will his memories and relationships with his loved ones raise the most prominent question in his mind? Is he the Skeikh, Jackson, or both?


Ahmed El Feshawy
as The Sheikh
Maged El Kedwany
as Hany, the Sheikh's father
Ahmed Malek
as Young Sheikh
Amina Khalil
as Aisha, the Sheikh's wife
as Dr. Nour, the psychiatrist

Critic Reviews for Sheikh Jackson

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Dangles something fun, only to deliver something sober, neither angle well-realized enough to make a satisfying whole.

September 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Salama ... uses playful juxtapositions and time-jumping plotlines to make serious points about compassion, generational friction and family dysfunction.

September 15, 2017 | Full Review…

[Salama is] asking us to wonder when enough is enough and when wholesale submission to God becomes a detriment to the health of your soul.

September 28, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

[Ahmad] Alfishawy's expressive eyes, the winsome premise and dialogue by writer/director Amr Salama are strong.

September 19, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

What could have been just a quirky tale of a boy's pop star obsession ultimately becomes an amazingly profound tale of self-love above all else.

September 15, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

While the story's ultimately pretty familiar, the religious angle adds some intriguing complications to the usual tropes.

September 11, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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