The Citizen

2013

The Citizen (2013)

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Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. He lands in New York City the day before 9/11 ...and the events of the September terrorist attacks forever shape the struggles he faces on his journey to capture the American dream. Inspired by true events, filmmaker Sam Kadi's feature debut is a gripping tale of courage, love, and perseverance, the qualities of a true CITIZEN. (c) Monterey Media

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The story's accumulation of contrived setbacks strains credulity.

Sep 26, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5

It's ridiculous, but Kadi seems determined to stay in this comfort zone, trusting in the banality of melodrama to communicate simple ideas on life, love, and the pursuit of happiness.

Oct 10, 2013 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

It's pushing its agenda at every moment, first gently, then relentlessly.

Sep 30, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Tired and worn out immigrant's saga with a 9/11 hook that isn't compelling

Sep 24, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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