Where Do We Go Now?

Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Tasha Robinson
    May 9, 2012
    91
    What the film lacks in specificity and interest in taking sides, it makes up for in style, authentic emotion, and terrific performances.
  2. Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    Jul 26, 2012
    88
    It's an approachable film that handles a serious topic deftly and offers a fresh take on a familiar subject.
  3. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    May 10, 2012
    80
    While the schemes occasionally seem strained, their desperate determination is never less than compelling.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Jun 22, 2012
    75
    With elements of a musical, a melodrama and a multicultural romance, Where Do We Go Now? is as hard to define as the crossroads region where it's set. But even without a clear signal, it sometimes seems miraculous.
  5. Reviewed by: Rick Groen
    May 25, 2012
    75
    So the interrogative title is left to hover over the ending, as it does over all those tension-filled places near and far. Speaking as a foolish man, I had high hopes for these wise women – given the historic alternative, I still do.
  6. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    May 24, 2012
    75
    Where Do We Go Now? has a heart and an anger to offset its structural fuzziness. It's refreshingly open-minded about faith, too.
  7. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    May 11, 2012
    70
    Although the film's why-can't-we-all-get-along story line and even some of its quirk-laden pit stops feel familiar, the very texture of what we're seeing seems to change from one moment to the next, resulting in an occasionally breathtaking uncertainty.
  8. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    May 10, 2012
    70
    At heart, this jolly, galumphing crowd-pleaser, which won the audience award at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, is a raucous sitcom about scrappy little boys whose canny mamas conspire to keep them out of trouble.
  9. Reviewed by: Mary Pols
    May 10, 2012
    70
    Could women stop war through the sedation of sex and drugs and a plot to bury every weapon in their community? Labaki has said she knows Where Do We Go Now? is a fantasy. But it's a good one, and this lovely film seems pertinent far beyond the landscape of the Middle East.
  10. Reviewed by: Stan Hall
    Jul 12, 2012
    67
    The actual differences between Christians and Muslims are largely arbitrary, even irrelevant, so isn't it absurd to kill each other over how each group relates to God?
  11. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    May 31, 2012
    63
    Casting herself (as the proprietor of the local cafe) along with a mix of professional and nonprofessional actors, Labaki tries to get across her give-peace-a-chance message with humor, with song, with melodrama.
  12. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    May 17, 2012
    63
    The movie is never quite bold enough to point out the contradiction of Muslims and Christians hating one another, even though they both in theory worship the same god.
  13. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    May 11, 2012
    63
    It's a hodgepodge of subplots and wildly disparate tones that even Federico Fellini (to whose "Amarcord" Labaki also owes a debt) might have had trouble controlling.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 31, 2013
    9
    The plot is really good and interesting it focuses on serious problems, the acting is truthful and inspiring, the scenes are chilling andThe plot is really good and interesting it focuses on serious problems, the acting is truthful and inspiring, the scenes are chilling and great, but after a second watch, I decided it has some few flaws that makes a minus to it's score, such as some boring scenes and an inconvenienced scenes, but overall it is a great watch and a funny one too! Full Review »
  2. Nov 25, 2012
    9
    In the beginning it seems you are watching an adaptation Romeo and Juliet. Having a plot that focuses on a main issue,