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7.2 out of 10

Wadjda

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NateNixon, Metacritic
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: ''Wadjda'' one of my favorite movies of the last year! The story maybe sounds simple, but the really good develop, makes the film very interesting. The performance of the little girl it's amazing, and the script it's excellent. Definitely, one of the most interesting movies of the last year.
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Bestpony, Metacritic
17 February 2014
  • Summary: The film's value lies mostly in its setting. Taking a peek inside one of the most insane countries in the world is in itself worth the price of admission, but Wadjda's story just isn't strong enough to stand on its own.
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cesardpb10, Metacritic
9 November 2013
  • Summary: Wow, a movie made with heart for the heart. It's a very simple plot but extremely beautiful, the main character, Wadjda, stole your heart from the beginning. Definitely a movie that everybody should watch and feel. I love it.
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jeremyp, Metacritic
25 October 2013
  • Summary: A delightfully subtly subversive movie from Saudi Arabia. I'm not sure how it got by the censors, unless they missed the undertone. It's a fascinating glimpse inside the desert kingdom, and it's cultural grips on the freedom of women. The symbolism is there to see. A girl wants to own a bicycle so she can race her friend, a boy, who has one, but girls riding bicycles is frowned upon (it could break the hymen.
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theseparator, Metacritic
21 September 2013
  • Summary: The total lack of films that come out of Saudi Arabia made Wadjda, a Saudi film by Haiffa Al-Mansour, instantly alluring. Haiffa Al-Mansour is already credited as being the first successful woman filmmaker in Saudi Arabia’s history. The precocious 10-year Wadjda is growing up in Riyadh where she wants nothing more than a shiny new bicycle, but not only is she a little short on riyals, in Saudi Arabia women do not to ride bicycles.
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