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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
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  1. SaberaA.
    Apr 8, 2006
    10
    Brilliant! Very relevant even now, especially in todays political climate. One of the best Bengali language films since Days and Nights in the Forest. I love this film because it felt real and reminds me of stories my dad use to tell me when he as a young student during the sixties in Bangladesh.
  2. Sep 8, 2013
    10
    wow one of the greatest movie i ever seen.it has some real live things that happen in poor countries in old days.Unfolds with the serenity of a fable but underneath it draws intelligent, deeply troubled connections between the personal, political, and spiritual.
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    70
    Accomplished, emotionally involving film.
  2. Reviewed by: Elliott Stein
    70
    The film's critique of Islam is offered without rancor, and it's evident that Masud loves all his characters, whatever their viewpoints.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    The film draws careful parallels between orthodoxies and in his own quiet way, Masud, a devout Muslim, level his critique at repressive political regimes and religious doctrines, and those who dangerously confuse one with the other.