Our Father


Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    Truly magnificent.
  2. Poignant though it is, the movie is the opposite of depressing. There is too much life in it.
  3. Haroun is deft at handling the joys and pain of childhood. He neither condescends nor ­­over-sentimentalizes. It is a story of separation anxiety (for Amine) and coming of age (for Tahir) and it's universal.
  4. Reviewed by: David Stratton
    Haroun's film is both touching and, ultimately, almost perversely optimistic.
  5. By way of a tragic left hook, Haroun's relaxed movie climaxes back where it began, on the devastated home ground. The journey, however pessimistic, is like a gentle handshake.
  6. 70
    Haroun and cinematographer Abraham Haile Biru carefully frame their characters with a painterly elegance that is at times truly startling.
  7. The story of the film is a quiet local tale; the directing is sophisticated.
  8. 70
    Abouna starkly defines the masculine and feminine influence in raising children, and what happens when they're not so complementary.
  9. 70
    Understated but affecting.
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  1. M.Daye
    Feb 4, 2006
    Sometimes silence can say so much more than blocks of mawkish dialogue. Brilliantly-acted and wonderfully shot.