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9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 75
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 75
  3. Negative: 5 out of 75

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  1. Sep 13, 2012
    2
    This movie is filled with inaccuracies and stereotypes, it's hugely dramatized in every way and I'm getting sick of these american "based on a true story" movies.
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50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Vadim Rizov
    50
    This is basically self-congratulatory fare for people who feel more "politically conscious" when reminded that women in the Islamic world can have it rough. Right now, you're better off just watching the news.
  2. 75
    The Stoning of Soraya M.”has such a powerful stoning sequence that I recommend it if only for its brutal ideological message. That the pitiful death of Soraya is followed by a false Hollywood upbeat ending involving tape recordings and silliness about a car that won't start is simply shameful. Nowrasteh, born in Colorado, attended the USC Film School. Is that what they teach there?
  3. 33
    Nowrasteh constantly overplays his hand, not realizing that some horrors speak for themselves.