The Square

Directed by Jehane Noujaim
Music Video Distributors, Inc.
2013
108 Minutes
United Kingdom, Egypt, USA
Arabic, English
Documentary
Not Rated
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A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

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    "Brilliantly shot by Muhammad Hamdy, filled with passionate, articulate young activists."
    Amy Taubin, Film Comment
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    ""The Square" stands as a valuable document of a tormented time, an anatomy of a revolutionary movement doomed by a paucity of viable institutions, and by the movement's failure to advance a coherent agenda."
    Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
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    ""The Square" bears witness to history in an articulate, thoughtful and intensely dramatic way."
    Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
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    "A powerhouse documentary that takes us into the eyes of several storms."
    Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
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    "Jehane Noujaim's "The Square" is a riveting, eye-opening experience, told with empathy and immediacy."
    Leonard Maltin
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    "It's an astonishingly intimate account of an ongoing revolution, seen from within the heart of historic social upheaval; alarming, uplifting, empowering."
    Mark Kermode, Observer (UK)
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    "What does a revolution feel like from the inside? I'm not sure we'll ever get closer than "The Square," an electrifying, at times heartbreaking documentary from the Egypt-born, Harvard-educated documentarian Jehane Noujaim."
    Ty Burr, Boston Globe
  • Highest Rating
    "The camera becomes a revolutionary: running, chasing, breathlessly jittery, up in the face of interrogators."
    Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

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