Mooz-lum (2011)

Demand it! now to have it play at your local AMC theater: We're making a movie that we hope will offer a different perspective on Muslims/Islam than what is normally portrayed. As a result, opening the minds… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 4, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2011
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andy Webster
New York Times

While its situations are more complex and less ham-fisted than those in many inspirational stories of reaffirmed faith, Mooz-lum...suffers from one-note characterizations.

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Joe Leydon

There's an undeniable potency to the blunt-instrument melodrama of Mooz-lum.

Frank Wilkins
Reel Reviews

Poignant, relevant, and often quite moving in its characterizations.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

Sensitive performances smooth out the dramatic rough spots of this well-intentioned, racially-charged drama.

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Omer Mozaffar

I suspect the Muslim narratives of 9/11 will soon grow into its own genre, and this film is a very good start.

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Wilson Morales
AOL Black Voices

The film is worth seeing simply because of the phenomenal acting by the ensemble and a plot that will generate debate and interest once audience members leave the theater.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A potent feature debut for writer-director Qasim Basir, "Mooz-lum" attacks Islamist extremism while offering audiences a rare and illuminating depiction of life as a Muslim in America.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

Solemn, unsubtle, and terminally self-conscious.

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Kam Williams

A poignant, cinematic memoir of growing up Muslim in America from the perspective of an anguished soul who just wanted to enjoy a normal childhood.

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