Yomeddine Reviews

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May 30, 2019
As Gamal, himself raised in a leper colony, knowingly navigates the uncomfortable glares he encounters along the way, "Yomeddine" (Arabic for "judgment day") takes an affecting path toward belonging and acceptance.
May 30, 2019
It's the weathered Gamal who walks away with the movie, his insouciance and soulfulness immediately registering as beauty.
May 12, 2018
Feels more like a game of cards with a stacked deck than a story that demanded to be told.
May 10, 2018
The movie lands on the tantalizing suggestion that while being an outcast can lead to anger and frustration, those same emotions can also be a source of pride.
May 10, 2018
While it's a novelty to see a film with a protagonist played by a non-professional actor who actually still lives in a leper colony, this isn't enough to make this tonally wobbly road movie feel like it can live up to the expectations...
May 10, 2018
A sweet, solid first feature marbled with genuinely touching moments that make up for times when the siren call of sentimentality becomes a little too loud.
June 5, 2019
A simple story told with abundant gentleness, "Yomeddine" looks at a group of outcasts with such compassion and generosity that it has the good manners not to artificially inflate their tale with phony uplift.
May 23, 2019
Shawky's Yomeddine is an accomplished appeal for empathy and an entertaining journey of discovery.
May 14, 2019
Pay no attention to the "rottens". This is a film that is humanitarian in a way that is utterly absent in almost every Hollywood film. As a first-time effort, the director has shown great talent and a big heart.
March 18, 2019
A wonderful whisper of cinema, a compendium of image and text in off, the best augury of an artist perhaps to come. [Full Review in Spanish]
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