Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Fernando F. Croce
    Aug 8, 2011
    75
    Inescapably and poignantly colored by the revolutionary events that would take place in Egypt in the years since its making, Scheherazade brims with faith in storytelling as art's great way of lifting society's veils.
  2. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    Aug 8, 2011
    80
    Though still a stretch for Western viewers, its bold directness and modern look should help bridge the culture gap and make it one of the most accessible Mideast films this year.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Aug 11, 2011
    90
    Lively, swift, vibrantly colorful and for the most part wonderfully acted, the film is slyly aware of the daytime talk show as a vehicle for women's concerns.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    Aug 8, 2011
    80
    Though treating women's oppression as a political issue isn't exactly new, the clarity with which it's spelled out in Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story is both bold and brave.
  5. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Aug 9, 2011
    50
    An Egyptian feminist tale told with both affecting compassion and made-for-TV corniness.
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  1. Aug 11, 2014
    9
    Mona Zaki is electrifying as Hebba Younis the controversial show host. Scheherazade Tell Me a Story is not only one of the better riches ofMona Zaki is electrifying as Hebba Younis the controversial show host. Scheherazade Tell Me a Story is not only one of the better riches of the middle east, but also deals with sensitive subjects such as Gender Wars, delicately and effectively. Full Review »