(92)5.91 h 19 min2013X-Ray13+
Two families bond when their teenage sons are killed in an explosion at a suburban mall only to discover one of their children is the prime suspect.
Jeremiah Birnbaum
Mahnoor BalochFaran TahirDendrie Taylor
English [CC]
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John HeardSharon Washington
Jeremiah BirnbaumMichael RichterJames Burke
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3.8 out of 5 stars

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James R. McgeeReviewed in the United States on May 2, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
More here than meets the eye.
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Be forewarned before watching this movie that it touches on areas that most people don't like admitting too. A Pakistani American woman and an American woman find a common bond after both their sons are killed in terrorist bombing of a mall. Their bond soon turns to hatred after each of their sons are suspects in the tragedy. You witness the private anguish each woman has as they face the possibility that maybe their son is guilty. You are left not knowing until the final minutes of the movie which I wont reveal here. Although the movie deals mostly with the two mothers it also gives glimpses of prejudices they had to deal with from the media and police.
6 people found this helpful
jvh354Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nothing Is As It Seems
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An excellent , deeply troubling and thought-provoking film that strips away everything that we like to believe about terrorism. A bomb goes off in a mall's Food Court. Among the dead are two teens. One is Muslim. The other is American. Who set the bomb? Was it the disaffected and bullied white kid? Or was it the Muslim kid who'd recently begun spending time with an angry faction win his mosque?

By turns, the film, crawls into the lives of the mothers who lost their sons and gives us a realistic and poignant depiction of their grief. Both actresses are perfect in their roles. As they grapple with the realities of the police inquiry and their own feelings, the film delves deeply into their lives and relationships with others. Lives come apart at the seams and it is in the film's final scene that we learn the truth behind the bombing.

Don't fail to watch this film!
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MichaelReviewed in the United States on July 26, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
The facts are not known until the end of the movie "A"
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The movie was well thought out and very emotional twist. I have to say from an AMERICAN standpoint i was prejudiced some what when the middle eastern kid name came up etc. However, i was looking for the facts. The parents had a difficult time not knowing the facts as did the police. The end of the movie will bring great joy for the suspects, however, as they always say dont jump to conclusions when the smoke clears! Talk about wrong place at the worst time. This movie is a "A" The best way to lay it out is the movie when he little boy sees dead people, a complete different perspective reveals itself!
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Natalie K.Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A slow, well-developed picture of life in turmoil
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Truly thought provoking. We don't always know and see what we think we know ands see. I am shocked some reviewers said it was "boring" or a waste of time. Guess there were not 'nuff explosions for ya, huh? Well, it is a thinking-person's movie, replete with prejudices, broken hearts, and shattered lives. It's a slow burn. The actors were superb in their roles, living lives of quiet desperation. Not everyone is a beauty, a breakout, or a big star. These talents are subtle. The movie ended perfectly, not with a tidy package. Just like real life.
4 people found this helpful
Kelly ZReviewed in the United States on June 11, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Deep, heartbreaking, truth
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I loved this movie in a heartbreaking kind of way. I think this story was told as real as they could tell it. No one really knows what is going on with any one specific person, ever. Sadly, it isn't until something horrific happens that people try to put the pieces together, and understand the story. And, as this movies shows, even then, we may never truly know. I get that when loss this profound happens in the world, we NEED someone to blame, we NEED answers, and more than that, we need answers WE can live with. I think sometimes it isn't so much the crime, event, or person/persons responsible in the end, it is what we need to tell ourselves and believe, so we can move on. I think the mother's were great, and depicted true heartbreak, the worst kind, losing your child to violence. Thanks for making this movie in such a way, that makes us all think.
2 people found this helpful
MrsLadyRed73Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Thought Provoking Movie
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This movie was one of those types that makes you honestly think. What these two moms endured from the aftermath of the accusations was brutal. The ending, for me, really brought it justice.
7 people found this helpful
Taken To The RhodesReviewed in the United States on March 25, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
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I wish the budget had been higher for this film. Its intelligently written script had wit, and more than enough twists and turns to hold my interest. Having the attention span of a gnat (diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder: Inattentive Type, courtesy of U.C.L.A.'s Neuropsychiatric Institute) - it is not something I can easily say of many films. Another of its attributes, something of which too many current movies are sorely lacking, are the unique, interesting characters. At no time did I lose interest in what was going on. Though all of these actors, with possibly one exception, were unrecognizable, all were undeniably talented. One or two "name" actors cast in leading roles, could have taken this film to the neighborhood multiplex, and made top box office. Thoroughly enjoyable.
CissieTReviewed in the United States on April 15, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
... because you are different does not mean you are bad. It is peoples perceptions that mold society how ...
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Just because you are different does not mean you are bad. It is peoples perceptions that mold society how to perceive certain differences. Soma turn to the extreme of radical opinions of others and never get to see the differences that are really good in people. I thought this movie was on point in today's society. The struggles that both families had to endure is so heart wrenching but so oh true. I hope others watch this movie and see that you can learn a lot about the world we live in and walk away with all the good that was brilliantly shown in this moving drama.
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