The Tainted Veil (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Tainted Veil (2015)




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This documentary views the hijab, a head covering traditionally worn by Muslim women, and features debates and discussions about the meaning the covering has and the opnions and stigmas involving it.


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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

As the movie trots through Europe and the Middle East, academics and clerics weigh in on the hijab's purpose and scriptural basis. Some interviewees note its changing use over time.

December 10, 2015 | Full Review…

Rambling and unfocused, The Tainted Veil fails to do justice to its important subject matter, which the film itself seems to acknowledge toward its conclusion.

December 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Some of what the interviewees say will be offensive, no matter your point of view. Go and listen. Bring a friend so you can keep the discussion going after the credits roll.

December 8, 2015 | Full Review…

"The Tainted Veil" resists taking a stance, and both sides of the argument are compelling and persuasive.

November 9, 2015 | Full Review…

It might seem elementary, but as The Tainted Veil shows, religious garments are not an excuse to assume you know everything about a person.

September 25, 2017 | Full Review…

A timely doc that opens up a lot of issues for post-discussion. You'll never look at a hijab the same way again.

December 13, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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