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Miral
6.6 out of 10

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Overall 6
6.0

Nice effort but disappointing

ignominia-1, IMDb
5 July 2012
  • Summary: I did not know what the movie was about so when it started my first reaction was: "Oh no! not another movie on Jewish suffering!" I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this time the movie was about the Palestinian plight. Kudos to that I say, nevertheless I found the story confusing.
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The Conflict: A View from Palestine

gradyharp, IMDb
14 July 2011
  • Summary: It is refreshing to visit the Israeli/Palestinian conflict form a vantage too seldom shared in cinema. Director Julian Schnabel once again proves that he understands human responses in the face of political conflict.
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Quite Possibly the Best Palestinian-Israeli Film to Date

gavin6942, IMDb
11 July 2011
  • Summary: A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl (Freida Pinto) growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict. You might wonder: Freida Pinto is Indian, so why was she cast as Palestinian?
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Overall 7
7.0

A Nutshell Review: Miral

DICK STEEL, IMDb
4 July 2011
  • Summary: Director Julian Schnabel tackles yet another biographical tale after his Diving Bell and the Butterfly, with a focus shifted to the Middle East conflict, but unlike the typical Hollywood production ranging from all out action like The Kingdom to heavier dramatic fare like Syriana, this film, an...
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Overall 7
7.0

A raw and affecting look at the conflicts and struggles between Palestine and Israel

moviexclusive, IMDb
27 June 2011
  • Summary: Political films based on actual events are usually angry sentiments and have a strong point to make. This biographical drama is no different. Based on Rula Jebreal's novel, the emotionally charged production gives us an insight on the political unrest and instability happening on the other side of...
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Overall 8
8.0

Compelling Memoir of an Israeli Palestinian Woman

(j1stoner@usa.net), IMDb
13 April 2011
  • Summary: On a recent visit to New York about two weeks ago, I happened upon the opportunity to watch the movie "Miral", followed by a Q&A session with director Julian Schnabel ("Diving Bell and the Butterfly", one of my top 10 movies of the last decade), and with the writer of the screenplay and the memoir...
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Overall 9
9.0

One of the most important reviews I have added to IMDb

Jim Beller, IMDb
9 April 2011
  • Summary: Run, don't walk, to see this movie. If you miss it while it is in the theaters, put it in your Netflix queue. My wife and I see a lot of movies, independent and mainstream and this is one of the best.
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Overall 8
8.0

Touching Portrait of a Young Girl

nyshrink, IMDb
27 March 2011
  • Summary: I was amazed at how non-political this movie was. There was a great deal of controversy around it, so I was expecting a polemic. It was nothing of the kind. It portrays the childhood and adolescence of a Palestinian girl, along with stories of her mother and her school headmistress.
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Overall 9
9.0

Filming a book can be Naughty or nice!

Spencergo, IMDb
23 March 2011
  • Summary: First I must say that before seeing this film I had not read the book it was based on so I have to assume that the film follows the book. As the writer of the book also participated in the scripting of the film, one would think that this film is a collaboration between the author of the book and the...
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Overall 8
8.0

A film by Julian Schnabel about the a Palestinian girl with a troubled childhood caught up in the Israel/Palestine war and finding her way in life.

Kev Lovski, IMDb
15 December 2010
  • Summary: This is a film by Julian Schnabel who directed the diving bell and the butterfly and for anyone who's saw that,you know how good it is so i had big expectations.It has small parts from Vanessa Redgrave(a Palestinian freedom activist in reality),William Dafoe(his roster of films that he's involved in...
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