Beyond Honor
Beyond Honor (2006)

Traditional Muslim values clash with suburban American sensibility in writer/director Varun Khanna's harrowing exploration of a woman wedged between two rival belief systems. Egyptian-American medical student Sahira Abdel-Karim (Ruth… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 17, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2007
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

A truly serious subject is handled with unimaginable vulgarity in this debut feature by Varun Khanna that sacrifices credibility at every turn for abject sensationalism.

Robert Koehler

Though it can't hide occasionally crude dramatics, pic is an undeniably bold and daring tragedy.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

The noblest of intentions aren't nearly enough to save the film from its daytime TV amateurishness.

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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly

A movie this awfully scripted, acted and executed forfeits its right to be forgiven for good intentions.

Laura Kern
New York Times

Amateur acting, a wobbly script and a hard-to-swallow finale round out the film, which will, sadly, invoke ridicule in place of shock and anguish.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Unfortunately, the movie is melodramatic and heavy-handed.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Khanna addresses the volatile issue of women's rights within Islamic households, and if his sensationalistic debut feature makes its point with a heavy hand, it's also starkly provocative.

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