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7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
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  3. Negative: 2 out of 19

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  1. Mud
    Sep 10, 2007
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    women used to experience safety and freedom in the time of taliban and the regime was not6 evil as being presented in the western media to justify the killing of innocent people in Afghanistan by America after they themselves conducted the twin tower blasts see loose change to know the truth.
  2. BethL.
    Feb 27, 2004
    3
    "Osama" provided some insight into the lives of women (and young men) in pre-9/11 Afghanistan. I don't think it showed enough of the characters' lives before the premise of the movie, though, and definitely not enough of the oppression the women were experiencing. The dialect seemed a bit forced at times and I did not at all feel for the characters. It was a very long 82 minutes
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83

Universal acclaim - based on 35 Critics

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  1. Positive: 35 out of 35
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  1. Ends up being of greater historical significance than of any lasting artistic merit.
  2. Rarely has there been so obscenely precise a depiction of ravaged innocence. This young girl has nothing to live for--and an entire life ahead of her in which to live it.
  3. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    80
    Apart from its historical interest, this tragic tale of religious extremism and misogyny is a very good film able to catch audiences up emotionally.