Bilal: A New Breed of Hero
Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2018)

A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 2, 2018
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Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter

Bilal is a grand-scale, fast-paced animated adaptation that is both empowering and inspiring in its call for social justice and equality.

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Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International

This is, visually, an electrifying debut for Barajoun Entertainment.

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Jay Weissberg
Variety

Dubai's first animated feature puts top-class artwork to use in a story designed to preach about the inclusive, non-discriminatory aspects of the Muslim faith to younger audiences.

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Chris Newbould
The National (UAE)

Bilal brings an important story from the region, and the underlying message of empowerment and egalitarianism is one from which we can all benefit.

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Charles Solomon
Los Angeles Times

Much of the dialogue is too literal and undercut by its stolid earnestness, and many of the characters are left underdeveloped. Viewers unfamiliar with Bilal's story may have trouble following parts of the film.

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