Sikandar (Foot Soldier)
Sikandar (Foot Soldier) (2009)

A 14-year-old schoolboy from Kashmir becomes an innocent pawn in a treacherous game between militants, the army, peace-broker politicians, and religious leaders after discovering a handgun on his way home from school. Sent to live with his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 21, 2009
DVD Release Date: October 6, 2009
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

The film boasts a significant story with several effective plot twists that make it worth a look.

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Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

Watching the piece is akin to seeing a good rehearsal shot by a competent technical crew. Nothing more.

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

Sikandar does the one thing unforgivable for a film concerned with ethical accounting: absolve the hero of ultimate responsibility for his actions.

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

Wants to make a statement about hatred and cycles of violence. But this odd, unsuccessful movie is too rigged to have any broader implications.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Loses steam toward the end, but, nonetheless, manages to be a fascinating and heartfelt drama filled with suspense, intrigue and lush cinematography.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

A simple, cautionary tale gone berserk with potboiling twists and a moral ambition as lush and layered as the Kashmir Valley.

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Louis Proyect

Despite one-dimensional characterization of adult Muslim characters, this is a moving story about what happens to a Muslim boy who discovers a gun.

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