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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22

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  1. Feb 13, 2011
    9
    An astonishing director's debut, showing unrivalled artistic uniqueness. Combines social rationalism while embraces the cultural aspect of contemporary Lebanon milieu. A realistic and touching inside look to women bind in the traditional norms yet striving to stay modern. Exceptional soundtrack selection and original music. A mosaic of female feelings. An ambient so gracefully presentedAn astonishing director's debut, showing unrivalled artistic uniqueness. Combines social rationalism while embraces the cultural aspect of contemporary Lebanon milieu. A realistic and touching inside look to women bind in the traditional norms yet striving to stay modern. Exceptional soundtrack selection and original music. A mosaic of female feelings. An ambient so gracefully presented that you can almost see yourself living there. Expand
  2. MHD
    Mar 29, 2013
    10
    An Amazing Movie Nadine Babaki Is a great director From Her First Movie She Give us an incredible Cast And A Lot Of True Stories about the Lebanese Girls. A stories That Any Girl Can Face it. It's A Sweet And Charming Movie.
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    70
    Warm-hearted and accessible, it could benefit from good word of mouth in a limited art house run, particularly among audiences who like their rom-coms laced with foreign ingredients.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    70
    Fresh from commercials and musicvids, novice helmer (and star) Nadine Labaki gathers five women around a Beirut beauty salon to address a range of issues facing Lebanese women -- from extramarital affairs to religious dictates. Low on calories and not especially original but always diverting.
  3. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    70
    Beauty-parlor romantic comedy has been done to death and beyond, but what Caramel lacks in originality is redeemed by its exuberant sensuality and astute commentary on the way Lebanese women sit uncomfortably in the crosshairs of their country’s clash between patriarchal tradition and Westernized modernity.