Sikandar (Foot Soldier)
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A schoolboy from Kashmir becomes a pawn in a dangerous game between militants, the army, politicians, and religious leaders.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film boasts a significant story with several effective plot twists that make it worth a look."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Watching the piece is akin to seeing a good rehearsal shot by a competent technical crew. Nothing more."
‑ Matthew Nestel, Boxoffice Magazine
"Sikandar does the one thing unforgivable for a film concerned with ethical accounting: absolve the hero of ultimate responsibility for his actions."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"Wants to make a statement about hatred and cycles of violence. But this odd, unsuccessful movie is too rigged to have any broader implications."
‑ Rachel Saltz, New York Times
"Loses steam toward the end, but, nonetheless, manages to be a fascinating and heartfelt drama filled with suspense, intrigue and lush cinematography."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"A simple, cautionary tale gone berserk with potboiling twists and a moral ambition as lush and layered as the Kashmir Valley."
‑ Michelle Orange, Village Voice
"Despite one-dimensional characterization of adult Muslim characters, this is a moving story about what happens to a Muslim boy who discovers a gun."
‑ Louis Proyect,
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