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  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
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  1. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Jul 4, 2013
    75
    It’s a wispy movie that does not end so much as peter out, and it could have benefited from a little more humor and a little less heinous male behavior. Miller and Farahani, though — both sometimes used previously as decoration — give strong performances as women bonding over their delight in both movement and their own beauty.
  2. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Jul 5, 2013
    50
    Miller, who's still trying to find her way as an actress, isn't bad, and the Iranian-born Farahani is convincing, but their characters are blandly angelic, in stark contrast to the vast majority of men they encounter.
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Jul 5, 2013
    50
    Although fronted by solid performances from Sienna Miller and Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani as two desperate souls who bond over their shared love of belly dancing, this tale of friendship and rebellion on the open road reps a thin, obvious reworking of a well-worn template.
  4. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jul 4, 2013
    40
    Just like its meaningless title, Rachid Bouchareb’s disappointing drama evokes better works without developing any distinct identity of its own.
  5. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jul 11, 2013
    40
    Obvious parallels to "Thelma & Louise" do little to raise the dramatic stakes here.
  6. Reviewed by: Miriam Bale
    Jul 4, 2013
    40
    The story arc is so familiar...that the main emotional response is hollow relief as every beat is, indeed, hit just as expected.
  7. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jul 2, 2013
    20
    A multicultural mini–Thelma and Louise but far duller than that description implies, Just Like a Woman peddles feminist empowerment with one-note didacticism.

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