Miral (2011)

From Julian Schnabel, Academy Award (C) nominated director of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Before Night Falls and Basquiat, comes Miral, the story of four women whose lives intertwine in the starkly human search for justice, hope and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 25, 2011
DVD Release Date: July 12, 2011
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The director injects some showy images into the mix but, without a defined frame for Schnabel to paint in, "Miral" is an unholy mess.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

How can you appeal to both sides when you tell only one side's story?

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

This is what happens when a self-serious movie artist tries to impress his girlfriend.

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Sean O'Connell
Washington Post

What "Miral" lacks in performance art, Schnabel attempts to replace with design.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Miral's" agenda doesn't play to Schnabel's strengths. His best work on film is bold-stroke portraiture, evoking complicated personalities and emotions with dynamic, dreamlike imagery.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

Miral overrides its screenwriting flaws with Schnabel's uncanny sense of film art.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Miral has the pedigree, the attitude, the weighty subject matter. It's just not much of a movie.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

It's a miniseries awkwardly stuffed in the body of a two-hour drama about the Palestinians' long struggle against the Israelis.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...sporadically engrossing yet thoroughly uneven...

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
This movie is a portrayal of what occurred to the Palestinians. I enjoyed the movie and it brought tears to my eyes.. The actors performed a moving performance… More
Ryan Marshall
4.9/10 I try to watch as many art-house films as I can; not because I'm a hipster and think that such stuff is always better than the… More
William Dunmyer
"Miral," the new film from writer-director Julian Schnabel, is more a work of politics than a work of art, and it's not that interesting even as… More
Christopher Haskell
Lacking for the first forty-five minutes, "Miral" should simply have focused on Freida Pinto and her character instead of venturing off into back… More
Walter M.
"Miral" starts with Bertha(Vanessa Redgrave) introducing Hind Husseini(Hiam Abbass) to Edward Smith(Willem Dafoe) at the American Colony Hotel in… More