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The Stoning of Soraya M. Reviews

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October 21, 2010
This is The Wicker Man but with scary English country folks replaced with the supposed Axis of Evil.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
May 24, 2010
Preachy outrage and clunky execution deplete a vital decrying of misogyny.
| Original Score: 2/5
August 20, 2009
A laughably manipulative melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 26, 2009
The more dramatic the material, the more restrained the approach ought to be.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 26, 2011
A strange and repugnant piece of work, half hot-button political propaganda and half sadomasochistic Outrage Porn.
June 27, 2009
[It] has strong performances and courageously exposes the horrifying, inhumane Islamic practice of stoning adulterers, but it suffers from poor character development and a contrived script that lacks subtlety, authenticity and emotional resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.9/10
June 26, 2009
Soraya's story seems like it could he a fine film, but this isn't it.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 22, 2009
The Stoning of Soraya M. functions as a message-movie slasher film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 20, 2009
...there is something condescending and judgmental in the filmmaker's subtext that seems to exonerate Western culture as somehow less complicit in the atrocious murders that it commits against innocent and guilty citizens alike.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 25, 2009
An exploitative propaganda piece that seems to exist for only one queasy reason--to allow Western audiences to witness the sight of a woman being brutally stoned to death in a sequence staged with all the sadistic delectation of a slasher movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 25, 2009
Anyone who thought "The Passion of the Christ," with which this film shares producer Stephen McEveety and star Caviezel, was its own form of torture porn, be forewarned.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 16, 2009
It's disappointing that such a serious issue and a passionate cry of outrage is cloaked in such a manipulative melodrama.
December 14, 2009
Does not make for good drama or entertainment, but it eerily elicits a strange power that says a lot about human rights violations throughout the world.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 25, 2009
This is less a movie than a blunt instrument, a bit of political parable, a bit more outrage, and nary a scrap of real drama or finesse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 26, 2009
The Stoning of Soraya M. thoroughly blurs the line between high-minded outrage and lurid torture-porn.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 26, 2009
Iranian American director Cyrus Nowrasteh has amplified the basic elements of Suraya's story into the worst kind of exploitive Hollywood melodrama, presented under the virtuous guise of moral outrage.
June 26, 2009
The film comes perilously close to reveling in the horror while revealing it. And dramatically, this is distressingly simple-minded fare: ugliness leads to ugliness.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 16, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 16, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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