Silent Water

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  • Summary: Set in 1979 in Pakistan, when General Zia-ul-Haq took control of the country and stoked the fires of Islamic nationalism, the film focuses on a Muslim woman whose haunted past turns her present life upside down. (First Run Features)
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 75
    But by the time you understand the meaning of its title, Sabiha Sumar's film has delivered an emotional punch.
  2. 75
    Has relevance in the world as we now know it.
  3. Stirring on religious and humanitarian levels, and very timely notwithstanding its 1979 setting.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    It highlights a still shadowy moment in the creation of Pakistan that saw the abduction of nearly 100,000 Sikh and Muslim women in both India and Pakistan.
  5. The fact that these atrocities are not well known in the West is a good reason for this film to exist.
  6. 60
    Silent Waters is several different movies, and most of them feel negligible and meandering, until the film finally packs a wallop.
  7. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    50
    Worthy intentions are drowned by schematic scripting and only OK direction in Silent Waters, an achingly PC drama on how Islamic fundamentalism wrecks families and oppresses women.

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