Honour (2014)

An urban thriller set in West London starring Paddy Considine (The World's End, In America) and rising star Aiysha Hart (Atlantis). Mona is a young British Muslim girl on the on the run from her family after they find out about her… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 16, 2014
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Shan Khan directs with authority and style, but Honour wastes its impactful premise on a formulaic, intermittently effective thriller.

Guy Lodge

British director Shan Khan debuts with an exploitative but absorbing thriller on the topical subject of Muslim honor killing.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Aiysha Hart delivers a mesmerizing performance as a beautiful Pakistani immigrant raised in England who disgraces her family by planning an elopement with a handsome preppie Punjabi boy.

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Amy R. Handler
Film Threat

Shan Khan's debut feature film, Honour, is an expose of honor killings in contemporary Britain -- a reality not easily digested.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Mr. Khan displays a strong visual sense that makes pivotal scenes pop.

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Danny King
Village Voice

Khan's orchestration of suspense impresses; he proves especially skilled at dropping well-timed close-ups on objects that immediately add conflict to a situation ...

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Susan Wloszczyna

Whatever impact the film gains from its startling subject is all but dissipated ...

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Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter

A partially successful hybrid of social-realist drama and escapist revenge thriller.

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Harvey S. Karten

Confused plot, accents difficult to understand.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Paddy Considine's benumbed ambiguity at least works against writer-director Shan Khan's reduction of honor killings to grist for the cheapest of pulpy thrills.

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