Beyond Honor
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Traditional Muslim values clash with suburban American sensibility in writer/director Varun Khanna's harrowing exploration of a woman wedged between two rival belief systems. Egyptian-American medical student Sahira Abdel-Karim (Ruth Osuna) is a beautiful young woman with a bright future on the horizon. In the outside world, Sahira is blessed with a devoted group of friends and an unwaveringly supportive boyfriend who is always there for her, but a look at Sahira's increasingly tense home life tells another story entirely. Her intimidating father, Mohammed (Wadie Andrawis), is a… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A truly serious subject is handled with unimaginable vulgarity in this debut feature by Varun Khanna that sacrifices credibility at every turn for abject sensationalism."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Though it can't hide occasionally crude dramatics, pic is an undeniably bold and daring tragedy."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"The noblest of intentions aren't nearly enough to save the film from its daytime TV amateurishness."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"A movie this awfully scripted, acted and executed forfeits its right to be forgiven for good intentions."
‑ Tim Grierson, L.A. Weekly
"Amateur acting, a wobbly script and a hard-to-swallow finale round out the film, which will, sadly, invoke ridicule in place of shock and anguish."
‑ Laura Kern, New York Times
"Unfortunately, the movie is melodramatic and heavy-handed."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Khanna addresses the volatile issue of women's rights within Islamic households, and if his sensationalistic debut feature makes its point with a heavy hand, it's also starkly provocative."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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