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The Square (Al Midan) Reviews

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November 7, 2018
The rise and fall of political leaders in a country struggling to have civil rights is a heavy subject to tackle, but director Jehane Noujaim makes this issue easy to understand and connect to, even from watching half a world away.
September 6, 2017
Tipped for an Oscar nomination, Jehane Noujaim's kaleidoscopic documentary offers a gripping, behind-the-headlines account of Egypt's 2011 Tahrir Square uprising and the complexities of its aftermath.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2014
Nothing short of literature
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 16, 2014
While it's significant as a historical document, The Square, simply by existing, also reminds us of how new media has begun to transform the way the world witnesses war and oppression.
April 7, 2014
Jehane Noujaim's ground-level account of the Arab Spring from 2011 to mid-2013 in Cairo's Tahrir Square has heart, wit, poetry and fire.
March 13, 2014
Unflinching, violent but excellent docu on Arab Spring.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 6, 2014
What does a revolution really feel like? You learn the answer in The Square, an extraordinary documentary that puts its cameras on the ground to take us in the heart of the troubled, betrayed, idealistic and sad movement for democracy in Egypt.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 14, 2014
One of the very best documentaries of 2013.
February 14, 2014
Noujaim's film attests to how quickly joyous weeping in the streets gave way to sectarian arguments over the army's role and fissures in promising alliances.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 12, 2014
A stirring tribute to democracy and those willing to fight for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 4, 2014
An essential chronicle.
January 26, 2014
The Square doesn't slack for a minute. Quite a voice. Quite a film...
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 23, 2014
The film succeeds in its quieter moments.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 22, 2014
The success, failures, and political wrangling of the rebellion is examined in great detail by a very brave group of filmmakers
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 17, 2014
If the resulting film is unwieldy - five editors, five "additional editors," and six assistant editors are credited - it also brims with angry urgency.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 16, 2014
Jehane Noujaim recaptures the movement's spirit while exploring the realities of the post-revolution period in her fascinating new film, The Square.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 16, 2014
The camera becomes a revolutionary: running, chasing, breathlessly jittery, up in the face of interrogators.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 16, 2014
Epitomizes nonfiction film not just as a way to deepen knowledge and understanding, but also as an art form.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 16, 2014
What does a revolution feel like from the inside? I'm not sure we'll ever get closer than "The Square," an electrifying, at times heartbreaking documentary from the Egypt-born, Harvard-educated documentarian Jehane Noujaim.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 13, 2014
If, like me, you watched all this on TV, the ongoing turmoil began to feel like a distant, abstract blur. Noujaim takes us inside this history by centering on three protesters, each from a different background.
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