Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ | Release Date: September 4, 2009
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MovieReviewsApr 10, 2014
"Amreeka", Cherien Dabis directorial debut, has fantastic story, strong heroine and strong messages. It is really unbiased to neither Palestinian's nor Americans, but instead shows the contrast and the difference between both traditions,"Amreeka", Cherien Dabis directorial debut, has fantastic story, strong heroine and strong messages. It is really unbiased to neither Palestinian's nor Americans, but instead shows the contrast and the difference between both traditions, which is really bold. Moreover, it never feels to keep you interested in the character development, in which all characters live in a stereotypical country. "Amreeka" is a heart warming experience, filled with Superb performances and a great laughs. It is not that easy a film earns a full rating, this one actually does! Expand
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nutterjrSep 25, 2010
Dabis is lucky to have such a wonderful cast on the debut film as director But this story about post 9/11 xenophobic America feels patchy at times and does not avoid the trap of introducing Hollywood-esque feel-good moments in an otherwiseDabis is lucky to have such a wonderful cast on the debut film as director But this story about post 9/11 xenophobic America feels patchy at times and does not avoid the trap of introducing Hollywood-esque feel-good moments in an otherwise strong drama. Collapse
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BobW.Jan 18, 2010
Very subtle yet well made movie. Lead actress Nisreen Faour is very likable and performs admirably.
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EdwardK.Nov 4, 2009
Amreeka is an insightful view into the life of immigrants to America. It is short on plot, and nothing really gets resolved, but the characters are interesting and the performances are convincing.
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NickJ.Sep 10, 2009
A movie that beautifully captures how a woman and her family survive two harsh, cruel worlds. Hiam Abass is marvelous as Muna's homesick and cynical sister. This movie misses out on being a truly great film only by a tiny little bit. A A movie that beautifully captures how a woman and her family survive two harsh, cruel worlds. Hiam Abass is marvelous as Muna's homesick and cynical sister. This movie misses out on being a truly great film only by a tiny little bit. A brave film in this day and age. Bravo! Expand
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MariSep 8, 2009
Amreeka is genius not only because it offers the viewer a glimpse into the real life struggle of immigrants attempting to make in America, but also because it provides the necessary elements to draw the viewer in and entertain them- no Amreeka is genius not only because it offers the viewer a glimpse into the real life struggle of immigrants attempting to make in America, but also because it provides the necessary elements to draw the viewer in and entertain them- no matter what their background may be. Dealing with very serious elements such as the aftermath of the invasion of Iraq and the conflicts in the middle east is no easy task, but Cherien Dabis was able to do so in an optimistic and honest manner. Showing the reality of the human condition in a very humorous and real way. Yes, I was left with a better understanding of Arab-Americans and their struggles. But more importantly I was entertained and moved by the strong ensemble of characters and humbled by their struggle. At the end of it all, I felt that the film educated me, and thoroughly entertained me. I would highly recommend this to everyone. Expand
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