The Square
The Square (2013)

The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed… More

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Release Date: October 25, 2013
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Epitomizes nonfiction film not just as a way to deepen knowledge and understanding, but also as an art form.

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Daniel Walber

Nothing short of literature

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Simon Houpt
Globe and Mail

If the resulting film is unwieldy - five editors, five "additional editors," and six assistant editors are credited - it also brims with angry urgency.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

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.

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Ray Pride

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.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

The camera becomes a revolutionary: running, chasing, breathlessly jittery, up in the face of interrogators.

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John Powers

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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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Unflinching, violent but excellent docu on Arab Spring.

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KJ Proulx
For what it is, "The Square" will attract many viewers solely based on it's true display of young adults fighting for their right to freedom in… More
'The Square'. There won't be a braver, more important film this year. A world I can't believe exists in the same one I'm in. I feared… More
Matthew Slaven
Most importantly, "The Square" brings cohesion and clarity to the story of Egypt's ongoing revolution since the Arab Spring that began nearly 3… More
Walter M.
Whereas the documentary "Tahrir: Liberation Square" began and ended with the original protests that helped to unseat Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak… More
Sam Barnett
Much like the events being documented, the film as a whole can feel frustratingly repetitive and disorganized, but there is no denying that the raw footage… More
Daniel Dolgin
Netflix original-and Oscar nominated best documentary- The Square briefly follows the two Egyptian revolutions, and mainly the military regime. My main issue… More