Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim)
Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim) (2003)

A boy from a broken home finds a friend in an insular, spiritual shopkeeper in this period drama from writer/director François Dupeyron. Set in 1960s Paris, Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran revolves around Momo (Pierre Boulanger), a… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With tender, assured performances, Sharif and Boulanger elevate what might have been a rote coming-of-age tale.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

That rare film about the sort of emotionally needy people who don't wear their neediness on their sleeves.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Sharif proves that at age 72 he can still command the screen.

Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Unbearably life affirming and quasi-spiritual... [Sharif] dispenses bromides like a watery-eyed, Middle-Eastern Forrest Gump.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Tender but never sappy, Monsieur Ibrahim brings two people of vastly different age and background together in ways that are touching, and telling.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Pierre Boulanger, who plays Moses, has an intelligent, awkward boyish charm, but most of the interest comes from Omar Sharif.

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Director Francois Depeyron evokes the look and feel of nostalgia extremely well, recalling films like 'Cinema Paradiso' for their wistfulness and charm.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Contrary to expectation, it's neither a movie about religion nor the coming together of enemies. What it is, at heart, is a movie about love.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

An appealing breeze of the French New Wave blows through the film.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Even when the material is rather thin and obvious -- and it sometimes is -- Sharif and Boulanger's performances make Monsieir Ibrahim agreeable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Sweet movie. Nice, easy pace. Heartwarming, and produces just the right amount of smiles. I like these kinds of movies....
Panta Oz
"Mister Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Qur'an" is a French movie based on a book and a play by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt. The award winning drama… More
Arash Xak
"Dictionaries always use words you don't understand."
meril lupin
Très amusant. Very warm colours.
Lanning : )
Moses: When are you going to adopt me? <p>Monsieur Ibrahim: Tomorrow if you like. <p> Ah, yes, if only life were always so easy. There is a… More
George Kiriyama
Well done film about a Jewish boy who befriends a Muslim shopkeeper. Omar Sharif brings warmth and depth to his character Ibrahim. As we see life through… More