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  • Summary: A widowed Tunisian seamstress takes an unlikely journey of self-discovery in writer-director Raja Amari's sumptuous and sensual film. (Zeitgeist Films)
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Undoubtedly downplays the seamier, less attractive experiences of Arab women and men in Tunisian cabaret culture, and plays up the fairy-tale charm of the universal ''Flashdance'' formula in an unusual setting.
  2. Belly dancing isn't always the most thrilling of dances, but it's a blast to see these women shaking and rolling because they're so thoroughly in charge of the male clientele and their own sexuality.
  3. 80
    A sweet and sexy celebration of real women's real bodies.
  4. Reviewed by: Jonathan Perry
    75
    More than a predictable self-discovery yarn about the caterpillar that turns into a beautiful butterfly.
  5. Sincere acting and heartfelt filmmaking add energy to this unassuming Tunisian drama.
  6. The nuances of the performances -- in dialogue and dance -- and the rich, organic feel of the locations mark Amari as a director of significant promise.
  7. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    60
    Predictable as Satin Rouge's plot points may be, it ultimately resists characterization as an amiable and conventional tale of sexual rebirth.

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