Just Like Us
Just Like Us (2011)

Modern technology and globalization have made the world a much smaller place and caused us to be more interconnected as people, yet cultural misconceptions persist. Through a celebration of culture and comedy, this film uproots the widely… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 10, 2011
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Long
Detroit News

Throughout it all Ahmed is relentlessly upbeat, and he seems to have good reason to be. Yes, he's trying to sell an idea, but it's probably an idea well worth selling.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Even at 72 minutes, the film runs long, thanks to run-of-the-mill jokes and a shortage of truly revealing moments. Hack routines that wouldn't be amusing in person are even worse up on the big screen.

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Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

Of course Arabs aren't a bunch of terrorists - but this movie bombs more often than not.

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Michael Granberry
Dallas Morning News

[A] funny, deeply affecting documentary.

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John Anderson
Variety

An ambitious revue film with a two-pronged mission: making Western audiences laugh and exploring why Mideast audiences might not.

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Matt Pais
RedEye

Good intentions don't equal useful information. Perhaps Ahmed would learn more if he talked to more people who weren't his friends or family.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Though it's only 72 minutes, by the time it's over, you'll be ready for it to end.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

It's an interesting travelogue, even if it doesn't quite warrant the documentary's feel-good title.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It's a fresh look at the Middle East.

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