The Citizen
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The Citizen
Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. He lands in New York City the day before 9/11 ...and the events of the September terrorist attacks forever shape the struggles he faces on his journey to capture the American dream. Inspired by true events, filmmaker Sam Kadi's feature debut is a gripping tale of courage, love, and perseverance, the qualities of a true CITIZEN. (c) Monterey Media

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The story's accumulation of contrived setbacks strains credulity."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Tired and worn out immigrant's saga with a 9/11 hook that isn't compelling"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"It's ridiculous, but Kadi seems determined to stay in this comfort zone, trusting in the banality of melodrama to communicate simple ideas on life, love, and the pursuit of happiness."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"It's pushing its agenda at every moment, first gently, then relentlessly."
‑ Tasha Robinson, The Dissolve
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