What Will People Say? (Hva vil folk si) Reviews

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January 28, 2020
Regardless of the number of setbacks Nisha must face, What Will People Say never feels like misery porn. In fact, it's gripping.
November 22, 2019
What Will People Say provides surprising moments of tenderness amid heart-pounding drama.
December 26, 2018
The film's title was chosen with care, because community judgement looms large in this film...
December 14, 2018
A riveting drama about the toxic energy that fundamentalists can unleash on those they want to control.
October 18, 2018
Mozhdah and Hussain are terrific in the film that tests the audience's tolerance.
August 26, 2018
The credibility of the staging... comes from the precise work of its performers. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 15, 2018
Honest. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 13, 2018
Iram Haq, director and screenwriter, knows the story that's told here all to well, and it shows in her way of structuring and exposing it. [Full review in Spanish]
August 10, 2018
A real-life terror trip but with human ghouls and goblins.
August 7, 2018
What Will People Say is a film that grows, and that is more meaningful, when it is more intimate than external. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 2, 2018
The movie becomes something more than just another tale of cross-cultural, cross-generational misunderstanding: a harrowing drama of emotional abuse.
July 27, 2018
What Will People Say? is both potent and problematic, an experiment on how much merciless grief a viewer can tolerate before declaring "Okay, we get the point!".
July 20, 2018
For portrayal of so-called "honor crime," unique film emotionally touches issues in some 1st generation immigrant communities in West from point of view of 2nd generation.
July 19, 2018
As the Norwegian snow gives way to sunbaked Pakistani desert on screen, you'll feel a tug between the awful and the artful
July 14, 2018
The quiet psychological terror and the simple, blunt manner in which it was shown stole my breath.
July 13, 2018
A Westernized Pakistani teen is put through the ringer by her family in this well-crafted film that's often difficult to watch.
July 13, 2018
[A] relentlessly upsetting film.
Top Critic
July 12, 2018
A blistering drama about the kind of culture clash that can traumatize a young woman for life.
July 12, 2018
In a resolute acknowledgment of the oppression that too many young women face at home, the film portrays the family structure as the enforcing unit of feminine docility.
July 12, 2018
What Will People Say is about as delicate in delivering its message as a sledgehammer, but it gets the job done, and I really enjoyed it.
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