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      Jinn

      Released Nov 15, 2018 1h 31m Drama TRAILER for Jinn: Trailer 1 List Jinn: Trailer 1 Jinn: Trailer 1 1:38 View more videos
      91% Tomatometer 22 Reviews 79% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Summer is a carefree 17-year-old whose world gets turned upside down when her mother, a popular meteorologist, abruptly decides to convert to Islam. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      A coming-of-age story distinguished by sensitivity and strong performances, Jinn heralds debuting writer-director Nijla Mu'min as a remarkable talent.

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      Aisha Harris New York Times Mu'min, who based "Jinn" in part on her own upbringing, approaches her protagonist's journey of self-discovery with a delicate sense of wonder and a striking lack of moral judgment. Sep 5, 2019 Full Review Soraya Nadia McDonald Andscape Jinn quivers with joy and uncertainty, confidence and shame, delivering exactly what makes independent cinema exciting: a bright new voice with a bold vision. Nov 16, 2018 Full Review Monica Castillo RogerEbert.com Jinn holds several beautiful elements, especially in its central mother-daughter story. Rated: 3.5/4 Nov 16, 2018 Full Review Kelechi Ehenulo Confessions From A Geek Mind It's not necessarily a bad film, but it does fall into the trap where its impact could have been magnified to greater heights, absently leaving some of its ambitious storytelling as a wasted opportunity. Rated: 2.5/5 Aug 27, 2020 Full Review Katie Hogan VultureHound What's interesting is we get to see both Summer's and Tahir's reactions to being torn apart after they are 'caught'. It isn't one sided. Rated: 4/5 Feb 3, 2020 Full Review Courtney Small Cinema Axis Demonstrating that identity is multifaceted and not as singular as society or religion paints it to be, Jinn is a wonderfully layered coming-of-age tale. Rated: A Feb 13, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Truly a "coming of age" story told through the eyes, heart and spirit of a young, BLACK, girl. Oh it's so great to see more of these real life experiences reflected on screen. Nijla did something incredibly beautiful with this film; she tapped into a very specific human experience in such a tender and real way. I think a lot of us can see, hear and feel ourselves in summer, and that's what makes this film special. I hope more see it; so many need to see this! For all the fellow JInns out there :) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Loved this movie. From the complicated mother-daughter relationship to Zoe Renee's turn as Summer (she's smart, funny, determined) to the cinematography and realistic dialogue, I really enjoyed this movie. More people need to see this! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member This is such a sweet story, giving us insight into a particular coming-of-age story for a black muslim girl. The struggles of any teenager determining who she is, what she wants within the dynamics of family and friends. Highly recommend. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member The protagonistï¿ 1/2(TM)s layered with struggle with religion, sexuality, her relationship with her mother, and the complications of friendship/sisterhood in this social media age create high, personal stakes for Summer and the audience. Loved this film, and love that itï¿ 1/2(TM)s indicative of emotionally complex and intelligent storytelling that audiences and people need more of. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member One of my favorite movies of all-time. You will not regret watching this. A beautiful and poignant coming-of-age story that I'm so grateful is now out in the world for people to experience! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautifully shot, wonderfully acted, and a strong story about girlhood told through the lense of the talented Zoe Renee. This movie is one that should inspire empathy from adults who have forgotten what it was like to be a teenager. And it gives a rare glimpse into Islam as we follow the journey of Jade(played by Simone Missick of "Luke Cage") as she finds a place for herself in the world. Excellent work by Kelvin Harrison Jr, Dorian Missick, Kelly Jenrette, and Hisham Tawfiq. This is a movie for anyone and everyone. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Summer is a carefree 17-year-old whose world gets turned upside down when her mother, a popular meteorologist, abruptly decides to convert to Islam.
      Director
      Nijla Mumin
      Producer
      Maya Emelle, Arielle Saturne, Avril Z. Speaks
      Screenwriter
      Nijla Mumin
      Distributor
      Orion Classics
      Production Co
      Confluential Films
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 15, 2018, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 16, 2018
      Runtime
      1h 31m
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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