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      Young Ahmed

      Released Feb 21, 2020 1h 24m Drama TRAILER for Young Ahmed: Trailer 1 List Young Ahmed: Trailer 1 Young Ahmed: Trailer 1 1:33 View more videos
      59% Tomatometer 85 Reviews 54% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A Belgian teen, embracing an extremist interpretation of the Quran, hatches a plot to kill his teacher. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Aug 08 Buy Now

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      Young Ahmed doesn't represent the Dardennes brothers' most developed work, but solid acting and a socially conscious story help compensate for its flaws.

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      Nick Schager Esquire Magazine The directors' aesthetics are as formally rigorous and evocative as ever, capturing the unyielding nature of zealotry, as well as the difficulty of loosening extremism's terrible grip on individuals' hearts and minds. Jan 27, 2021 Full Review Clarisse Loughrey Independent (UK) [Filmmakers Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne] are clear-sighted and righteous in their approach. Rated: 3/5 Dec 9, 2020 Full Review Kevin Maher Times (UK) The narrative unfolds in that earnest semi-documentary (and French language) style that the Dardennes do so well. But it's also glib and unconvincing, and topped off by a profoundly stupid ending. Rated: 2/5 Aug 10, 2020 Full Review Fernando E. Juan Lima EscribiendoCine The biggest issue isn't its political outlook or the position it takes, but the superficiality and the one-dimensional way it approaches it. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 4/10 Sep 16, 2022 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies “Young Ahmed” is yet another Dardenne brothers film that highlights their unique harmony of story and style. It’s a quietly affecting drama stripped of artifice and that fully embraces their naturalistic point-of-view. Rated: 4/5 Aug 17, 2022 Full Review Pablo De Vita La Nación (Argentina) An impeccable story with increasing stakes, even though the ending does not extend the contained rhythm that the entire film observes... [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 4/5 May 19, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      isla s This is certainly a thought provoking watch. I expected things to go a certain way and was surprised that the plot took a different turn... its a sobering and thoughtful watch but I don't think I can say much more. A thoughtful drama about an adolescent French muslim who gets in trouble, this is worth a watch, yes. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A powerful humanitarian statement, great acting, suspenseful from start to finish, a slow burner conceived by the genius brothers. A timely and accurate portrait of fanaticism and an essential representation of compassion and forgiveness. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Between 2.5 and 3 stars. Made in a documentary-like style, you will understand and at the same time hate this stubborn boy how he spoils his life. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Propaganda at its finest Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/07/20 Full Review Sammo Debated if should've given it just the 3.5 stars (Recommend). But... I don't like movies that leave me hanging in the end, having to guess what could've, or would've. It's all about this "radicalized" and "brain-washed" Ahmed about being a Muslim. We just scratched our head as to how this boy got so brain-washed so early (young). In the end, he felt from the roof, and was like dying, and his mother appears, the "perhaps" he realized his mother was the best? We don't know if he was going to reject his muslimness because of this fall, which likely woke up his brain? Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/20 Full Review Audience Member What saves this boring screenplay is the direction and the acting of the main characters. But it's still not worth it to watch. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A Belgian teen, embracing an extremist interpretation of the Quran, hatches a plot to kill his teacher.
      Director
      Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
      Producer
      Delphine Tomson
      Screenwriter
      Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
      Distributor
      Kino Lorber
      Production Co
      Proximus, Les Films du Fleuve, France 2 Cinéma, Archipel 35, RTBF
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 21, 2020, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 22, 2020
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $21.3K
      Runtime
      1h 24m
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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