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Universal acclaim- based on 82 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 82
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 82
  3. Negative: 10 out of 82

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  1. faribat
    Jun 27, 2009
    Exploitative and as disgusting as passion of the christ in fomenting blood lust!
  2. Sep 13, 2012
    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.
  3. Apr 29, 2015
    I gave up watching the movie after half an hour. It is probably a good movie, but the editing is the work of a hopeless amateur. The cutting between camera angles and pov´s are faster than a Skrillex video, which is confusing and frustrating when the scene is a supposed to be slow, painful and full of dispair.

    Better editing could have saved this movie.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. 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.